In particular, "some of the fakes [perfumes] have been found to contain contaminated alcohol, antifreeze, urine, and harmful bacteria. Additionally, these fakes infringe on intellectual property rights, impugning the reputation of companies and taking jobs away from legitimate industries," according to the CBP."
The CPSC recalled a total of 447 products in 2007 for safety concerns. Of those, 298 were manufactured in China. Only 62 were made in the USA. The rest were made in other countries.
In 2006, the CPSC recalled a total of 467 kinds of products 221 of which were Chinese imports. Only 113 were for products made in the USA.
As recently as 2002, the figures were virtually reversed with 150 U.S. made products being recalled and just 99 from China.
The FDA inspectors reported tainted food imports from China that were being rejected with increasing frequency because they are filthy, are contaminated with pesticides and tainted with carcinogens, bacteria and banned drugs, and or poisons.
Why is this happening? Because China has no restrictions on pollution. They do not have a body of water, or a piece of land in China that is not polluted with one thing, or another, or several things. The whole country has treatment plants to handle only 45% of sewage etc for the entire country. To combat their pollution, they use drugs in fish, or animals to keep them healthy. Some of those drugs are banned in the USA. Other drugs are permitted, but the USA only allows so much of the drug in animals, fish, seafood, etc.