I found this article on Y! Philippines today about yet another industry scandal from the People’s Republic of China, involving toxic children’s toys and clothes, probably for the nth time.
According to state media, nearly half of the clothes and toys made in Guangdong, the China’s top manufacturing province that is the center of their export industry, is unsafe, containing toxic levels of formaldehyde which can cause skin or respiratory infections, and lead, cadmium and chromium – all health endangering metals. All these due to the use of substandard raw materials and paint.
I am so starting to wonder whether this really is a secret plot of China to kill the children of the world one toy or cloth at a time, because this issue keeps on coming back from the milk to the kid’s furniture problem.
This finding has a great implication for Filipino buyers, especially those not on the wealthy scale because they are usually the consumers of China-made products albeit without so much knowledge as to the safety of what they are bringing home to their kids.
I guess sometimes, cheaper doesn’t always mean quality, and by far it absolutely doesn’t mean safe, so keep your wise-buyer caps on okay?