Posts Tagged ‘Product Safety’

Where Your Toys are Made.

Sunday, October 21, 2007 20:48 5 Comments

Just stumbled on a interesting collection of pictures on maZm (via China Digital Times) of men and women working in a toy painting factory. In total, there are 25 shots (I have a couple here). As I said before, the average consumer is too disconnected from this process, and I hope readers will pass this […]

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CEA Challenges Lou Dobbs to a Duel

Saturday, October 20, 2007 4:16 7 Comments

Why Lou Dobbs Scares Me More Than Chinese Toothpaste was a post I wrote early on in the days of “Made In China”. My position was that while there were certainly problems in the supply chain, Lou Dobbs (and other like him) were actually far worse because of their predatory reporting. Far from being balanced, […]

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Product Safety: House Committee on Energy and Commerce Testimony

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 23:16 Comments Off on Product Safety: House Committee on Energy and Commerce Testimony

For those who read Last week, you may have noticed that I made a quick reference some Dr. Tea gave to the boys inside the beltway… well, here are a few more details on Dr. Tea as well as her testimony. So first… Dr. Tea (Professor Mary Teagarden), is a close friend of mine and […]

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Calls For Reason, Gome Gone Nuts, Deficits are Good, and Olympic Pigs on Reserve

Saturday, October 6, 2007 8:29 Comments Off on Calls For Reason, Gome Gone Nuts, Deficits are Good, and Olympic Pigs on Reserve

Importers Defend Trade With China ,US needs ‘new vision’ for trade, and Bills Targeting China’s Trade Practices Draw Concern From Business Leaders During the last few months of product recalls, the difference between what the papers and politicians have been saying has been quite different from what we have been saying on the ground. It […]

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Report: Spoiled – Keeping Tainted Food Off America’s Tables

Friday, October 5, 2007 2:27 Comments Off on Report: Spoiled – Keeping Tainted Food Off America’s Tables

Perhaps by continuing to post on product failures, I am flogging a dead horse, but once again I have found another report that should be highlighted Spoiled, Keeping Tainted Food Off America’s Tables (PDF Here) is written by Jessica Milano for the Progressive Policy Institute. She actually works for Competition Policy Associates (COMPASS) Written from […]

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What Level of Product Failure is Acceptable?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 6:23 19 Comments

The last 3 months have been a nightmare for anyone with a Made in China sticker on their goods, and for China as a whole. Through this process, one of the things I keep coming back to is “what level of product failure is acceptable”. For consumers, the first response is none. No product failures […]

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Mattel Apologize to China… TO CHINA!

Saturday, September 22, 2007 0:17 3 Comments

It is funny how 6 weeks can make all the difference, and how villains today can be vindicated through time. Well, China… take your victory lap! Maybe I am going making too much of it, but the fact that the COO of Mattel recently apologized to senior leaders of China for the recent recalls (and […]

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CNN Report: Made in China

Monday, August 6, 2007 1:30 Comments Off on CNN Report: Made in China

With all the media attention on the recent recalls and food safety, it should come as no surprise that something would end up on Youtube. I am just surprised that CNN’s half hour program “Made in China” made it on. John Vause and his colleagues in the U.S. and E.U. developed a program looking at […]

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