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It's cheap and made in China

Cheap products Made in China often looks nice but, It’s time to be cautious! 

Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city – they are probably from China since they are purchased in bulk very very cheap !!!! Take a good look before buying hair bands in future – specially like the following kind…..  These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads. 

Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent. In one of the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province. 

'These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ....... threatening the health of local people. Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses. 'People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns'. 

A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just Rs.5, much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity.

Although recycling condoms is illegal. China 's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets. 

So the next time, when you want to buy something cheap and its made in China, you should check what its made of.

Further examples of cheap Chinese made slippers are now being researched. 

Cheap strong chemicals are used to produce products, which end up selling for a cheap price, often not only in small shops at the corner of our streets but also in big departments or chain stores. These includes clothes, food, toys, slippers and even glasses because the Chinese are using some strong but cheap chemical in their manufacturing process. Cheap is becoming expensive and at the same time fatal! No wonder, often products are no more embossed with the mark 'Made in China' but instead as 'Made in PRC' or People's Republic of China' or, some companies do not even mention where it is made in.

Contributed by: Our Special Correspondent
Country: India
Date: August 25, 2010