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Recalled hammocks

WASHINGTON – Despite promises by China to clean up its act with regard to unsafe exports, every product recalled by the federal government so far this month is a Chinese import.

Last month, 17 of 28 products recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission were Chinese imports.

This month’s recalls include:

Recalled toy castles

The latest consumer product recalls come in the wake of a series of scandals involving Chinese imports – ranging from pet food to seafood intended for human consumption to children’s toys and counterfeit electrical products.

Following the pet food poisoning that killed or maimed an estimated 39,000 cats and dogs in the U.S., WND embarked on an investigation of other Chinese imports. What it has found to date:

Recalled jewelry

Asked about all this in a White House briefing last week, press secretary Tony Snow lashed out angrily at suggestions widespread dumping of cheap, dangerous Chinese products was being tolerated by the federal government.

Snow said if products are unsafe they should be recalled. But he dismissed suggestions that any further crackdowns are warranted.

WND White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asked the following question: “In just the past few weeks, there have been reports of China-made toys being recalled because of dangers of lead paint, China-produced food with contaminants, and even China-produced honey laced with a drug. And now it’s being reported that Chinese-made tires are probably faulty and dangerous. What is being done to crack down on what appears to be a concerted effort to dump damaging or dangerous Chinese products on the American public?”

Recalled magnets

“Well, those are your conclusions,” Snow responded. “Yes, it is. Yes, it is. … What you have done is you have insinuated a conspiracy to dump these things on the American marketplace. Obviously, when you have problems with the safety of things, you deal with it, including the recall of 450,000 tires.”

The tire recall was for some 450,000 made in China. U.S. government inspectors believe they could separate during use, resulting in major safety hazards. At least one fatal accident already had been blamed on the situation.

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