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Old 01-22-2010, 04:40 AM
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Counterfeit Chinese Condoms Reach US


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(Jan. 21) -- "Made in China" might just be the last words you want to read when buying a condom.

That's because over the past few years, numerous manufacturers have been caught making counterfeit condoms whose quality is anything but trustworthy.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, Chinese authorities say that up to one-third of all the 2 billion condoms used in China each year may be counterfeit.
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Counterfeit condoms are believed to make up one-third of all those on the market in China.


"The quality of the knockoff condoms cannot be guaranteed, and they can easily break," Cheng Feng, director of China's Family Health International, told the Times. "Such condoms definitely cannot play the role of contraception and disease prevention."

In fact, many of the counterfeit condoms themselves were found to spread infectious diseases due to lack of sterilization.

Wrapped in packaging made to resemble that of makers like Trojan, Durex and Rough Rider, the phony condoms have even made it to American shores. Some have been seized by federal officials in stores in New York, Texas and Virginia, the L.A. Times reported.

China has long been a source for the production of an array of bogus goods, such as iPhones, DVDs, liquor, computer software and baby products. In fact, it seems that wherever a successful product appears, its Chinese-made counterfeit equivalent is soon to follow.

The Chinese government says it is cracking down on counterfeiters of all kinds, including those that produce shoddy and even outright dangerous condoms. In November, police in Hunan Province said they raided a factory there that had made 2.16 million unsterilized condoms since last March.

As the London Times reported, employees at the factory were found lubricating them with common vegetable oil before placing them, unsterilized, in their wrapping.

The U.S. and the European Union have estimated that Chinese knockoffs of all products represent an annual loss of $60 billion for Western companies.

"Despite repeated anti-piracy campaigns in China and an increasing number of civil IPR [intellectual property rights] cases in Chinese courts, counterfeiting and piracy remain at unacceptably high levels and continue to cause serious harm to U.S. businesses across many sectors of the economy," said U.S. Trade Representative Paul Kirk in his annual address to Congress in December.

Just as worrisome as the overall piracy question, however, is the fact that the fake condoms, while not providing adequate protection against pregnancy and communicable diseases, could be harmful in and of themselves.
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Knock-off condoms in dockside
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Well you do know what they call this place in the Bilge just saying
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And how many billion people do they have in China??? Seems like if there was one place in the world you could get a decent condom, it would be China..
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Joke: 'What was the serial # on the last condom you used' ?

Derrr: " I dont know"

' Oh, I guess you didnt have to pull it back that far then '


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Originally Posted by Semper Fi-sh View Post
Joke: 'What was the serial # on the last condom you used' ?

Derrr: " I dont know"

' Oh, I guess you didnt have to pull it back that far then '



Or you can tell the guy holding an un opened condom (you know the kind of dude; the one that looks like he couldn't get laid the day they find a cure for AIDS..) "You know, they have an experation date"

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Originally Posted by TimW Texas View Post
Well you do know what they call this place in the Bilge just saying
What would you expect coming from the OP.
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Even the rich and famous sometimes buy the knock-offs.

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Is anything made in China worth a cr@p?

Cancel our fu*&$*$&g debt with them.
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Before was milk with melamine, then toys with high lead content and now fake condoms.
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Fake condoms cause overpopulation in China.

http://www.chinahush.com/2009/09/16/...-name-condoms/

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Even the rich and famous sometimes buy the knock-offs.

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I have a sure fire way to put an end to all this Chinese counterfeit crap.

When the ones responsible are caught, public execution of all involved. It WILL soon deter others from such atrocious practices.
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I have a sure fire way to put an end to all this Chinese counterfeit crap.

When the ones responsible are caught, public execution of all involved. It WILL soon deter others from such atrocious practices.
That's exactly what happened with those who put melamine in the baby formula.

They also hung the head of their equilivent of the FDA recently due to pharm fraud.
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And all these years when someone talked about a Chinese "Junk" I thought they were talking about a type of boat.
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That's exactly what happened with those who put melamine in the baby formula.

They also hung the head of their equilivent of the FDA recently due to pharm fraud.
Yes, but they don't do it often enough, nor to as many as they should to drive the point home that this will no longer be tolerated.

I think we all know that this goes much deeper than just those that commit these crimes. There are high ranking officials within the government that are paid to look the other way.
we/they need to flush these greedy low life pigs out & execute them as well. Do this enough times to enough people and the problem will be GREATLY reduced.

Perhaps not completely eliminated, but the billion dollar counterfeit industry will surely drop into the lowly millions.

On a side note, since we are on the subject of China, some of you may find this little tidbit quite amusing. I know I did

It seems that China's one child limit per household is about to actually do more harm than good.

According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in about ten short years there will be 24 million Chinese men who won't be able to find a wife

At the exact same time, China's elderly population will explode. So the typical Chinese household will consist of an elderly couple whose bachelor sons are getting older and crankier.

The gender imbalance, some social scientists predict, will result in a surge in marriages between young men and much older women.
These older brides will be too old to have children.

PERFECT
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Is anything made in China worth a cr@p?

Cancel our fu*&$*$&g debt with them.
It is, as long as there is an American Engineer overseeing the production process.....

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No wonder they have so many people over in China. It has always been my philosophy, "on the pill or on her grill." When the pill is being used properly my philosophy is, "my couch pulls out but I don't." Haha
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