Friday, June 15, 2007

counterfeits can kill

Chinese counterfeiters aren't just ripping off "The Incredibles" movies or Beyonce's latest album. They have a much wider reach -- and some of these counterfeits can kill.

Witness the case of counterfeit Colgate toothpaste. Yes, toothpaste is being counterfeited. It really IS toothpaste, not made Colgate but bearing the Colgate name. And some of that toothpaste has an antifreeze ingredient in it that is poisonous.

Other Chinese counterfeit items include brake-pads for Toyotas, which I'm sure don't meet the rigorous safety standards that real Toyota parts suppliers must observe.


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