Ghana seizes 1m faulty condoms imported from China. Ghana facing 'major public health issue' after condoms supplied to health service found to contain holes and burst easily. Let's see, tainted baby formula, deadly pet food, kid's toys painted with lead paint, dead pigs, ducks, etc., etc. So of course Chinese-made condoms have holes and burst. Have to give them a nod for consistency.
And a rant: I cannot avoid items made in China when I purchase a computer or cell phone (which is infrequently)--all the electronics corporations have outsourced most manufacture to China, or, occassionally, its neighbors, like Thailand. But for everything else, for those products where alternatives are available? I would not buy a thing made in China, particularly anything that is meant to be worn or eaten. How many stories must someone read before they finally understand that the Chinese government does not care about regulatimg its industry? Putting a bullet in some factory foreman's head after something horrible happens does not solve the problem of dangerous goods. But we can help stop this by simply refusing to buy anything made there when alternatives exist. And if you look you will find that for most items--electronics aside--alternatives do, in fact, exist. Not sure? E-mail me your request, and I'll find you an alternative.