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#1 posted 04-23-2015 06:36 PM

That’s somewhat true, when a company asks for a particular product and delivers the instructions required to produce the item then said company is at fault. This can occur when the process has not been outlawed in the country of delivery. It can also occur when there are no laws in the country of origin regarding the process. melamine in pet food and lead in baby toys wasn’t an issue in China. The drywall glut in the US between 05 to 07 caused the industry to purchase much cheaper already existing drywall from China. This caused a disaster in the southern US where the drywall was causing illness and electrical problems. The off gassing was eating the electrical connections and in particular causing big issues with coolant device tubing.

This didn’t seem to be as big an issue prior to NAFTA and the US gov allowing big business to close and relocate it’s factories to underdeveloped/ 3rd world countries. Personally, the only ones truly profiting from this is the govs in these countries and the stock holders here. The American worker and consumer ends up in lower paying jobs and with junk that might last a year or 2 before it dies or worse.

It’s hard to find products made in the US anymore and harder still to find products built with the ethics and quality that existed 30 plus yrs ago.

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