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Nader calls for ban on consumer imports from China until minimum assurances can be met

Monday, November 3, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

Press Release
Contact: Ryan Mehta, 202-471-5833, rmehta@votenader.org


The Nader/Gonzalez campaign condemns the increasingly dangerous assaults on the American consumer from Chinese imports that include defective tires, poisonous pet food, toxic toys, faulty electronics, caustic cosmetics, feces tainted seafood, cancer causing shrimp, Colgate containing antifreeze, salmonella-infected toddler snacks, contaminated food, and unsafe drugs.

While China has made a public showing of addressing U.S. consumer concerns, including the brutal execution of the former director of its agency for food and drug safety, this does not address the root of the problem, which is a lack of monitoring and enforcement of consumer product safety standards.

Independent Presidential Candidate, Ralph Nader has called for an immediate ban on all imports from China until the following three things happen:

1. Full deployment of US product inspectors that use our standards at Chinese factories, food and drug production facilities.

2. Negotiation of a Consumer Protection Treaty between the USA and China.

3. Admission by the Chinese that they have a real problem with consumer product safety and health standards.

"It’s time to stop shipping good American jobs overseas in exchange for dangerous Chinese consumer goods that choke, burn, poison and take the lives of the citizens of our country,” Nader said. "We need to have a coherent consumer protection system for the 21^st century that covers the full farm-to-fork table, or producer to consumer, global supply chain.”