Yet another poison scare regarding Chinese made items. Read the notice:
“This Bead Bazaar “It’s a Girl Thing” telephone charm is one of 13,000 pieces of children’s jewelry recalled because of excessive lead.
“It’s a Girl Thing” is printed on the phone charm packaging along with the UPC number 633870018433.
Made in China, they were sold at retailers nationwide from February 2006 through June 2008 for about $6.
For a full refund or more information, contact the retailer or Bead Bazaar USA at (800) 838-1769 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Beadit.com.“
When will we get it? Made in USA used to mean quality you could trust. Now we’ve begun outsourcing all our manufacturing and we’re paying the price for it. Of course, corporate stock holders don’t pay, they earn more – at such a high cost to their neighbors.
Yes, we, the buyers, are the neighbors of the corporate decision makers who moved our jobs to other countries so they could make a higher profit. Now we, their neighbors, are losing jobs and dealing with poor quality (and often dangerous) items.
Jesus told a story about a man who went out of his way to help a neighbor. This wasn’t a good buddy from just down the street, or even from his country club. This was a stranger to him. But this good man considered this stranger in need to be a neighbor worthy of his assistance. He even went to considerable expense to help this neighbor with his needs.
What we need today are a few more good neighbors who are willing to look beyond their own profit margins and consider the effects of their decisions on their neighbors.
Do you know anyone who in a decision maker for a corporation that has outsourced? Call them (or drop a note) and ask them to consider being a good neighbor to their fellow Americans. Bring back our jobs. Let American quality and American jobs return to the American marketplace.