The Chinese lead epidemic continues on. A recent shipment of hula hoops from China was found to contain 1500% more lead than what is legally allowed. Several children and one fat guy have already been admitted to hospitals around the country for lead related incidents. This goes to show you that profits will always come before the well being of people.
One hula hoop weighed in at a staggering 125lbs and shattered the foot of a 12 year old child. The fat guy mentioned above herniated two discs in his spine while trying to carry one into the house to wrap as a Christmas present for his son. His neighbor was quoted as saying, “People still give hula hoops as Christmas presents? What a cheap bastard.” All these incidents will hopefully wake up our government and cause them to increase the checks on imports from China. We already have a large trade deficit from them and letting them get away with sending us shoddy products will just embolden them into sending us more crap and giving them even higher profit margins. With all this extra money they will become an even stronger competitor to us in the global market.
Its hard to believe that some lead filled toys could be the beginning of the end of America’s superpower status.