All stereotype slang about thrift must now be updated. Any reference to being ‘jewish’ must now be updated and referred to as being ‘chinese’. Chinese are now wearing recycled condoms in various parts of China.
This will be the death knell for American manufacturing these people are so cheap they walk around wearing used condoms, and will work for 30 cents a day. As a country we will be relegated to making software and entertainment discs that they will just wind up copying and selling for 30 cents a disc.
BEIJING (AFP) – Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China, threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday.
In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.
“These cheap and colourful rubber bands and hair ties sell well … threatening the health of local people,” it said.
Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.
“People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,” the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying.
A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 fen (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper 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.
In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems.
Sadly this is not the first incident of the used condoms being resold, earlier this year RetardZone broke a story about Amazon reselling the recycled items.