We've had the worries of lead-painted toys from China and you may have heard that many Chinese health remedies are equally contaminated. Now its the turn of clothes, with news that cheap clothes made in China have been found to contain high levels of Formaldehyde to protect clothes that have to be shipped great distances against mildew.
Long-term exposure to the chemical in high levels can be harmful, causing problems ranging from minor skin rashes to some types of cancer.
Let's be frank though. Given the way the Chinese treat their own population and pollute their environment, does anyone really believe that in the pursuit of "Golden grease", factory owners are really going to pay too much attention to our European health and safety laws? I rather think not.
Another story caught my eye this week. The BBC warning people not to buy drugs from online internet pharmacies. This is an area I know something about, having chaired the European IP Crime Congress in Brussels in June.
If you buy anything from an online pharmacy - The Canadian outlets are the most popular - then you have a better than 100% chance of receiving fake medicine from an organised Russian, Columbian or even Chinese crime gang.
In Russia, the problem is now so bad that the fakes are better packaged than the real medicines and come with holograms. In Columbian drug factories, the tablet colouring is of such a high lead content, that the pills will probably kill you before the disaeses they are supposed to treat.
So, that Internet Viagra, direct from Pfizers? Forget it unless you simply wish to enjoy the lead-pencil, placebo effect of lead paint.