mardi 21 mars 2017
In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.
‘These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ….. threatening the health of local people.
Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses,” it said.
A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal. China ‘s manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets
The Center For Disease Control (CDC) is warning Americans that used condoms have been reportedly reprocessed into rubber bands and hair ties and have been sold in the United States, raising concerns about public health safety. Aside from being sold at local swap meets and flea markets, the recycled condoms have been found at local beauty salons all across the country.
The CDC says this threatens the health of consumers who are using these products and are concerned that using these hair ties and rubber bands could lead to the spread of AIDS, genital warts and other STD’s.
The CDC has released this statement:
 “The amount of bacteria and potential viruses on these hair ties and rubber bands, which are made from used unsanitary condoms, has 4 times the bacteria found on a public restroom toilet. Consumers could potentially be infected with AIDS, warts, herpes and other venereal diseases if they hold the rubber bands or hair ties in their mouths while setting their hair. We warn against consumers purchasing these products if they were made in China.”
One Los Angeles resident said she was disgusted when she discovered that the hair ties, which she purchased at her local beauty salon the previous week, were made of recycled condoms.
“When I heard about this I couldn’t believe it,” said Shantea Green. “I  got the scissors and carefully cut around the edges. When I saw the used condom inside I almost gagged. I hope the word gets out so people can stop using these hair ties made from China.”
WARNING: Check your kids hair bands and make sure they do not put them in their mouth while trying to tie their hair!

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