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US Lawsuits May Flood China Drywalls

Houses made with drywall produced in China have been plagued with numerous safety and health issues. Now a lawsuit brought by U.S. homeowners is targeting the Chinese drywall sector. From Asia Times: In a 108-page ruling issued...

China Executes Two for Tainted Milk Scandal

Two people were executed today for their role in milk contamination scandal which killed at least six children last year. From Reuters: A total of 21 Sanlu executives and middlemen were tried and sentenced in January by a court...

Chinese Drywall Linked to Corrosion in Homes

Reports in the spring claimed that drywall made in China was causing health problems and corrosion on new buildings in Florida. A federal investigation has looked into the issue and recently issued a report. From the New York...

Some China-Made Drywall Causing a Stink

More American media are following up on earlier reports that drywall made in China may be emitting noxious fumes into American homes, following the release of a report by the Florida Department of Health. From Good Morning...

Chinese Drywall Cited in Building Woes

As if U.S. homeowners didn’t have enough to worry about these days, now drywall made in China may be emitting harmful fumes. From the Wall Street Journal: A handful of builders and environmental consultants are...

French Retailer in Hot Seat Over Chinese Chairs

From the International Herald Tribune:After tainted baby milk, now toxic chairs from China.Customers in France who bought Chinese-made recliners are complaining of stinging allergic rashes and infections… The French...

Drug Tied to China Had Contaminant, F.D.A. Says

The New York Times continues its reporting on the heparin scandal with news that the drug sold in the U.S., which has been linked to 19 deaths, was contaminated with a counterfeit fake version of the real thing: Routine tests...

A Blood Thinner Might Be Linked to More Deaths

From the New York Times, more bad news for the manufacturers of the blood thinner Heparin: Amid indications that more people may have died or been harmed after being given a brand of the blood thinner heparin, federal drug...

China SFDA: Buyers Must Vet Drug Safety

After the international spotlight focused on the safety of the drug Heparin, produced in China, the State Food and Drug Administration has said that the responsibility to check a drug’s safety lies with the importing...

China Worried Food Scandal Could Hurt Olympics

Time.com is running an article summarizing the Chinese “dumpling scandal” over the past week. What’s very interesting, however, is a quote buried near the end of the piece: China’s reaction has also been...

Insecticide Found on Chinese Dumplings

From AP: Investigators found insecticide on the outside of six bags of Chinese-made dumplings in Japan after separate dumplings made by the same company sickened 10 people there, police said Sunday. The police did not speculate...

China Opens Probe After Food Poisoning in Japan

After a wave of food safety alarms last year, another Chinese-manufactured food is under scrutiny. This time, it’s dumplings imported into Japan by Japan Tobacco, Inc. According to Reuters: Japan Tobacco Inc said on...

Tainted Drugs Linked to Maker of Abortion Pill

The New York Times reports on tainted cancer medicine produced in China for export. According to the article, the same company is the sole producer for the U.S. of the abortion drug mifepristone, or RU-486: A huge state-owned...

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