China, faulty face masks and other faulty equipment…


China produces more than 116 million masks per day. Several countries including Spain, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Turkey were forced to recall hundreds of thousands of shoddy masks and pieces of protective gear imported from China.



Published 27 APRIL, 2020UP
DATED 27 APRIL, 2020

BEIJING — China has confiscated over 89 million poor quality face masks, a government official said Sunday (April 26), as Beijing faces a slew of complaints about faulty protective gear exported worldwide.

Demand for protective equipment has soared as nations across the globe battle the deadly coronavirus, which has infected around 2.9 million people.

But a number of countries have complained about faulty masks and other products exported by China, mostly for use by medical workers and vulnerable groups.

China’s market regulators had inspected nearly 16 million businesses and seized over 89 million masks and 418,000 pieces of protective gear as of Friday, said Gan Lin, deputy director of the State Administration of Market Regulation, at a press conference.

Regulators had also seized ineffective disinfectants worth over 7.6 million yuan (S$1.53 million), she said.

It is unclear how much of the confiscated goods were destined for markets abroad.

In a bid to eliminate poor-quality products, China released new rules Saturday saying even non-medical masks must meet both national and international quality standards.

Exporters must file a written declaration that their medical products meet the safety requirements of the destination country, the ministry of commerce said in a statement.




Canada and faulty face masks from Chinese firms…

Posted April 24, 2020 2:42 pm

Chinese suppliers will replace a million defective masks and thousands of contaminated swabs for coronavirus testing sold to Canada, federal government officials told a House of Commons committee on Friday. The replacements will be provided at no additional cost to the federal taxpayer.

Meanwhile, Canada is buying personal protective equipment and other gear from Chinese suppliers at such a pace that Ottawa expects it will soon be flying about one planeload a day out of Shanghai to Canada.

The flights alone costs between $600,000 and $800,000 each.


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1 Response to China, faulty face masks and other faulty equipment…

  1. Edward Lye says:

    Along with the new normal comes the new garbage – one time use disposable face masks which should not be thrown out with normal trash but incinerated. What has the IPCC and Greta have to say? Is she still visiting Parliament?

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