Beware of cheap chinese products
'Made in China' = 'Buyer Beware'
Over the years, low-priced products from China started flooding in to the world market in every segment including consumer goods and electronics. We always wonder about how they can sell it so cheap. The answer is here. Chinese manufacturers can afford to price their products so competitively because of a number of factors as listed below.
- Primarily, the raw materials used are of the worst quality.
- They are not investing on research or innovation; they simply copy the products of established brands.
- They are not spending for customer support or after sales service.
- They are not spending money for advertising or marketing.
- Mass production
When we buy Chinese made product we are putting our health and our children’s health in danger. Almost 90% of the chinese products which we find in the market are substandard. Since there are no strict quality checking methods in china, the manufacturers are able to adulterate products.The only way to keep ourselves safe is to avoid Chinese products.
Chinese food products remain under scrutiny after the melamine milk scandal in 2008.Official reports say there were 3,00,000 victims including six infants dying from kidney stones and close to 1000 babies hospitalized. Melamine appeared to have been added to milk in order to make it appear to have higher protein content. This incident damaged the reputation of China's food exports and as a result, at least 12 countries banned Chinese dairy products with India banning chinese chocolates too. The World Health Organization referred to the incident as one of the largest food safety events it had had to deal with in recent years. Prior to this, United States banned chinese pet food after discovering melamine content. Tinned foods and children’s snacks were found to have added with six times the permitted levels of preservatives. Candied fruits were found with 63 times the permitted amount of sweeteners.
China’s toy industry has come under close scrutiny since millions of goods were recalled globally amid fears they were made with toxic lead paints and had design flaws. Studies revealed that the highest content of lead was found in products like teethers for newborn and toddlers. As a result, countries including India banned chinese toys, which caused shutdown of over a thousand toy factories in china. Later India lifted the ban, but imposed strict demands for product safety guarantees. Tires manufactured in china lacks essential safety component which can cause the tyre to split apart at higher speeds. Some chinese toothpastes were found containing toxic chemicals. Even footwears, cosmetics, hairbuns etc. are made of cheap quality raw materials.
Can we afford to buy Chinese products which have been proven again and again to be poisonous? Can we trust a government who still allows us to buy these hazardous products?
We always speak loud against terrorism, this is much worse than terrorism. We don’t want to poison ourselves after spending money from our pocket. Now ‘Made in China’ looks like ‘Buyer Beware’.
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