How dare China export toxic toys? Turns out the U.S. does the same.
The Sacramento Bee reports that the U.S. goverenment has long okayed the export of toxic and other dangerous consumer products that it banned or recalled for sale in the U.S.
“Though recalls coordinated by the CPSC of Chinese-made goods have made headlines recently, for decades the federal agency has allowed American-based companies to export products deemed unsafe here,” the Bee reports.
“Our agency, through our governing statues, cannot claim much moral superiority over the Chinese,” the paper quoted U.S. Consumper Products Safety Commissioner Thomas Moore. “It is somewhat hypocritical.”