Mike wrote:Any American or Canadian company doing that would be closed down, brought to justice sued or whatever in a minute.
but mike, lots of american comanies are outsourcing thier products (and labor, for that matter) nowadays, aren't they? if colgate is attached to this, they are at least partially responsible. i could care less who makes it or where it is made. if i buy a product with the colgate label on it, i am trusting that they are in good faith supplying me with a product that is safe, and does the job they claim it to do. if a brand name is not up to par (especially if it is because they are trying to save a few bucks by using cheap labor) it is up to that brand to pull the product off the shelves.
in the late 70's, some jagbag put cyanide in tylenol containers. and it killed a few people. it wasn't done by tylenol, but that didn't matter. they
had to pull everything off the shelves, and tell the american public why. imagine what it would cost a company if news came out that they knew about a tampered with product and they didn't pull it from the shelves.
same goes for automobile manufacturers, they clearly don't want to recall defective autos, it costs millions. but thet goodwill they would lose if they didn't...
this is in no way defending any crappy (or worse, poisonous) chinese products. but consumers here don't buy thier toothpaste from anyone in china, they buy it, in good faith, from colgate. they should step up to the plate. if it costs them a few mil in quarterly profits, so be it.
I want to tell her that I love her a lot, but I got to get a belly full of wine.