This article is a little old, but important as it shows how chinese products are toxic and dangerous.
Leave it to those f 'ing chinks to even counterfeit condoms !
And not only that, they use re-cycled condoms in hair bands for girls !
Read the article..it's in there ! YUCK !
Absolutely no ethics in that damned country, and it's time to tell em
to take their shit and get out of our country.
WE DON'T NEED ANY OF THE SHIT THEY PRODUCE...PERIOD.
China's latest scandal is counterfeit condoms *Health officials warn that
inferior contraceptives can spread the diseases they are supposed to
protect against. Some of the brand-name knockoffs have reached the U.S.
Reporting from Beijing — Sex shop owner Wang Yunsu wondered how so
many competitors could suddenly undercut her low prophylactic prices.
Now she thinks she knows: The other condoms are counterfeit.
"Some manufacturers are cutting corners," she said, stocking a shelf with a
domestic brand whose name translates as Forever Love. "And it's all about
It's China's latest knockoff scandal -- inferior contraceptives that health
officials say provide little protection and may in fact spread infectious
diseases, tarnishing the axiom that condoms mean safe sex.
In November, investigators in Hunan province provided details about a July
raid on an underground workshop where they found laborers lubricating
condoms with vegetable oil in unsterile conditions, passing off the
counterfeits as high-quality-brand products.
It wasn't the first such bust. Police in 2008 raided an illicit factory in
Zhejiang province, seizing half a million knockoff condoms.
In another case, workers recycled used condoms into hair bands in southern
"People could be infected with AIDS, [genital] warts or other diseases if
they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while weaving their
hair into plaits or buns," a dermatologist told the state-run China Daily
The practice poses yet another disease threat in the world's most-populous
nation, where more than 2 billion condoms are used each year, supporting an
estimated $530-million industry.
China mass-produces countless fake brand-name consumer goods, from shoes
and handbags to DVDs and iPods, even beer. But after tainted milk killed
six Chinese children and sickened about 300,000 in 2008, the spread of
counterfeit condoms further demonstrates that unscrupulous manufacturers
will stop at nothing to turn a profit.
Authorities estimate that up to a third of the contraceptives used in some
parts of China are counterfeits, despite improvements in state food and
drug oversight. None of the counterfeits are properly sterilized, and
others are of such inferior quality that they could rupture during use.
Authorities say they're all dangerous.
"The quality of the knockoff condoms cannot be guaranteed, and they can
easily break," said Cheng Feng, director of the group Family Health
International, China. "Such condoms definitely cannot play the role of
contraception and disease prevention."
But counterfeit condoms aren't being sold only in China.
In 2008, officials in the New York area confiscated knockoff Chinese-made
goods, including millions of phony Trojan-brand condoms that were sold in
small discount stores in New York, Texas and Virginia.
In the Hunan case, police told state news media that four people were
arrested at a back-street factory in the city of Shaoyang, where an
estimated 2 million unsterilized condoms carried labels of popular brands
such as Durex, Rough Rider and Love Card.
Authorities have yet to track down more than 1 million condoms they believe
have been distributed nationwide, lubricated with vegetable oil and stored
in metal drums.
In China, more than 300 manufacturers produce condoms under 1,000 brand
names. Health officials say the spread of the counterfeit condoms is linked
to a diverse market in which the products are sold not just in pharmacies
and healthcare shops but at roadside stalls and bars.
Online middlemen also peddle second-quality condoms produced at legitimate
"The quality is a little bit better than the counterfeits," said one seller
who uses the moniker Feiran Zhicheng, or "Extremely Trustworthy."
"They're not the best-quality ones, but there's not that big a difference,"
he said of his product, which sells for a third the price of name brands.
"It's just that they didn't meet the standard for export. So they were left
behind. It's like those 'slightly imperfect' products from the assembly
Authorities are also pursuing the factories that are recycling condoms into
hair bands sold in beauty shops for about 3 cents a package.
"These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well, threatening
the health of local people," said the story in the China Daily.
Although shoddy and dangerous goods still flood the market, consumer
protection here is improving, analysts say.
"Given the vast size and complexities of the society, it is not surprising
that there continue to be problems with product quality," said Zha
Daojiong, a professor at Peking University's School of International
Studies. "Back in the early 1990s, the Chinese government repeatedly
launched 'strike hard' campaigns -- throwing those involved in producing
and selling below-quality products to years in jail."
But, he added, proper monitoring systems cost money, resulting in higher
"It's impossible to have enhanced surveillance on the cheap," Zha said. "A
genuine dialogue [needs] to take place between the government and the
populace at large [about] the costs the average consumer is prepared to
Vendors such as Wang say the government should do more to protect consumers.
"We need to market better-quality products," she said. "Chinese people