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Thursday, August 26, 2010

China’s latest fashion: toxic swimwear

FT: Pity the long-suffering Chinese consumer: as if tainted milk were not enough, poisoned swimsuits have now been found polluting the shelves of some of Shanghai’s top-end shopping malls. According to today’s official Shanghai Daily, some swimsuits and sportswear on display at two of the poshest malls on the city’s swanky Nanjing West shopping street have failed a government quality check, because they could cause skin infections or “damage to the neurosurgical system”... Another cynical consumer commented that swimwear that failed inspection may merely have failed to pay adequate inducement to the inspector.

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