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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Used condom?

Beware when you are traveling to China , just try to be careful when you are buying hair bands down the road who knows what it is made from??

Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city too – they are probably from China since they are purchased in bulk very very cheap !!!!
Take a good look before buying hair bands in future – specially like the following kind…..

These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads. That was so disgusting, I would not want to use them!!

BEIJING (AFP) - Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday

In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.

'These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ..... threatening the health of local people,' it said.
Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.

'People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,' the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying. A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 sen (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said.

A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal. China 's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets.

In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems.

Check your kids hair bands and make sure they do not put them in their mouth while trying to plait or tie their hair.


  1. Oh yeahh.. I did receive this in an email too. Darn freaky laa... It makes me paranoid of all other hair bands. That's why.. better just keep short hair. :P

  2. shemah - yes i got it via email. i wonder how's the smell!

  3. ewwwwwwww that's so disgusting!!
    i think i'll go for expensive hair bands just in case LOL (and make sure it has the proper getah inside, not used condom =.=

  4. adila - cut your hair short. lucky i'm a man! lol.

  5. haha!! x tau la dah berapa ramai yg dh terpakai 'benda' ni.

  6. haha don't guys prefer girls with long hair more? :P WAKAKAKAKA

  7. kamal - keke. jangan ko nye pun ada dah le :P

    adila - erk, no comment :P

  8. euww.. gross.. tapi chinese people are creative what.. that's why they use these condoms to replace the rubber bands

  9. ya ampun..kat china ni macam² hal la..

  10. OMG! I think I'm gonna throw up!

  11. this is not goood if true... bad image.

  12. WTF WTF WTF !!!!!!




  13. myadlan - yes, creative enough. indeed... :P

    mummy - ye akak. hehe. akak nak satu tak? nak kasi hadiah ni.

    rozella - erk, you just tie your hair right? no harm :P

    quachee - agree quachee :)

    - condom vs melamine. which do you choose? :P

  14. mcm pernah baca artikel ni...aduhai..mcm2 la skrang niii

  15. wahidah - dalam email kot? :)

  16. I thought it's good to recycle things, even condoms? Good for environment, no? Haha, just kidding : )

  17. foongpc - but used condom is risky don't you think? haha. but its a good biz tho. 100% profit?

  18. Lucky that i've never bought a hair band..

    euww...that's really gross!!

    diorang ni memang selfish kan!!nak untung senang jer...tapi tak pikir kan keselamatan dan kesihatan orang lain..

    i live in a cruel world..

  19. axim - hehe. tanya anis, dia pakai tak? kalau pakai gunting semua double check keke.

  20. ann - condom vs melamine. which do you choose? :P

    I rather not to choose both of these things. I'm bored with China's stuffs. U know, few days ago I told my friend that I like to eat wholemeal bread.

    And u know what she said?

    She ask me to less eat bread nowadays because there's the ingredient called the what ar, I forgot already.

    But mostly those cake shop using this ingredients "Made In China" one. Cheap and easy to find it. If from Aussie, it's very expensive.

    I dunno where I can eat a very good quality food nowadays :(

  21. ann - yes. now people are aware of China's product. even Nike made in China? hehe.


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