Christmas Decorations in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Lead in my garland?  Really? 

 

My camera doesn’t do well close up, so this is what the fake lights and garland setup I bought on sale after Christmas says:

 

Warning: Handling the plastic in this product exposes you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.  Wash hands immediately after handling.

 

Sadly, the adolescent Chinese worker who assembled this product probably had no idea.  Oh, and is this only a fact in Cali?

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One response to “Christmas Decorations in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

  1. So, this lady on the news was dedicated to buy her niece a gift that wasn’t made in China. She searched for toys and they were all made in China, she finally after like hours of shopping found a doll that was handmade in Spain. Of course it was like triple the price of China-made pieces. Moral of the story: We depend so heavily on china to provide us with those cheap reproductions, and low cost imported crap, that we have become unwilling to pay more for products of better quality and possibly chemical free products. China is bad for our health.

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