After the controversial melamine scare brought about by milk from China, here comes another product that places the health of little girls and women at risks. It was recently discovered that hair bands manufactured from China might cause sexually transmitted diseases to women and girls using them because they are made from used condoms.
Women who use hair bands are aware that sometimes we put them temporarily in our mouth while we gather our hair into a pony tail or while we braid them. If you are using a hair band made from recycled condoms, it is possible to contract genital warts or any other sexually transmitted disease with this method and product.
Rubber hair bands have been found in Chinese local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in Southern Guangdong province to have been made from used condoms. No wonder they come so cheap. Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses from the user of the condom. A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal.
Here again, we see irresponsible manufacturers in China putting health risks into millions of consumers in exchange for profit. Beware of such hair bands. Remind your girlfriends or your daughters not to place them in their mouth while fixing their hair. Then again, would you even dare hold one of these in your hands?