I’ve been deleting old emails today and in doing so I have deleted far too many that relate to China product quality problems.  Here’s the most recent such email, with all identifiers removed to protect the victim:

My company purchased hundreds of _____ from a company in China for about $65,000. Most of these _______

Every December, we get an even greater than normal number of phone calls from companies that have received bad product or no product at all and the past two weeks have been no exception.  And as is almost always the case, I blame the “victim.”

I blame the victim because without exception, in every single

This latest recession has only caused even more small and medium sized businesses to look to cut costs by outsourcing their product manufacturing to China. Unfortunately, many of these companies now engaging in OEM (original equipment manufacturing) outsourcing to China are failing to take some or all of the minimal legal steps necessary to protect

A client sent me an article the other day to ask me if it was accurate. I replied that it was, but that it left out one important element. The article is entitled, “5 Keys to Quality when Working with Chinese Suppliers” [link no longer exists] and it sets forth the following as the five

Fascinating (and sad) article at Caijing Magazine on the suicide by Cheung Shu-hung, the deputy chair of Foshan Lee Der Toys Limited. Foshan Lee Der was a leading supplier of toys to Mattel and one of the companies named in the recent recall involving lead paint. The article is entitled Death of a Toy Maker

Kenneth Ross, a well known product safety lawyer out of Minneapolis, wrote me yesterday regarding a U.S. client of his that had contacted him regarding a new Chinese government product safety initiative. Ross’s client has a Shenzhen factory making small appliances for sale in the U.S., similar to product that was recently recalled in