i wish i had some money and i'd purchase/take over NotChinaMade (it's for sale right now). oh poverty is for the birds.
so have you heard the latest toy recall? apparently there is a toy called Aquadots and if for some reason they are ingested the beads break down into GHB (you know... the date rape drug.) i will give you one guess where this toy is made! had enough of this game? i sure have. want to see the complete list of recalls? well get ready to do some reading my dears. i did a random sampling of over half of the products on that page and i'd say 80-90% of them are made in china.
the problems are not exclusive to lead contamination. this one has a potential risk of "[exploding] near the consumer's head, posing a risk of temporary hearing loss and injuries to eyes, face and hands." EXPLODING?! and this one? finger amputation. and this impalement, and on and on.
any of you who are wanting to boycott china let me tell you right now - it isn't impossible! the tasks seems daunting and probably a bit scary but i assure you unhooking the chinese-iv drip will free you and your family. i feel things like this are a moral issue. for my family and my future i choose to hold up my palm (instead out out) to china and say no more. yes there are certain things they are going to be harder to obtain without a larger investment - the chinese have a stronghold on shoes and electronics for example. good luck finding any video games that are not made in china! what little inconvenience is being put into my life is nothing compared to the workers' plight
again i will remark my sentiments that there needs to be reform in that country on so many levels. i guess i get sad, yes actually SAD when i think about owning something that was made in china that was potentially made by a child. even if it isn't a child it was probably made by an adult in a sweatshop. call me sensitive but how can i call myself a christian if i do nothing to stop that machine that turns against my fellow man? this is only the truth that is being laid on my own heart, im not spouting off anything biblical to convict others. one of the truths that Jesus spoke into my heart long long ago is that we are all His creation and what happens to one, happens to all. God sees even the tiniest sparrow fall and takes note of it (matthew 10:29). i remember a few months ago a small bird had fallen out of it's mama's nest and onto my flower bed and i felt so awful every time i walked past it and heard it cry out. how can my heart bleed for a bird but not a human?
ps. 500+ toys not made in china!