Girls! Beware of Chinese Hairbands!

Beware when you are travelling to China. Just try to be careful when you are buying hairbands down the road… Who knows what it is made from?


These hairbands were made from used condoms and threads. That was so disgusting! I would not want to use them!!!


BEIJING, Nov 13, 2007 (AFP) – Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China, threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday.

In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.

‘These cheap and colourful rubber bands and hair ties sell well… threatening the health of local people,’ it said.

Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.

‘People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,’ the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying.

A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 sen (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said.

A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal.

China ‘s manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets.

In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems.
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104 thoughts on “Girls! Beware of Chinese Hairbands!

  1. Mike Sy May 25, 2008 at 8:29 am Reply

    Freaky!!!

  2. โ™ฅ Toni Solis May 25, 2008 at 9:08 am Reply

    ewww :p

  3. rea uy May 25, 2008 at 10:04 am Reply

    ewwww(*_*)

  4. JeDoInKs HeHe May 25, 2008 at 10:30 am Reply

    Is Da For Real? Ewwness… san nmn nila kinukuha ung used condoms?

  5. Janina Paula Sy May 25, 2008 at 11:00 am Reply

    aaack. one word to describe it: disgusting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jean Monique Sanchez May 25, 2008 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Yeah… so scary!

  7. Jean Monique Sanchez May 25, 2008 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Yeah! Imagine having THAT on your hair!

  8. Jean Monique Sanchez May 25, 2008 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Yeah… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Tsk tsk.

  9. Jean Monique Sanchez May 25, 2008 at 12:07 pm Reply

    For real!Message was from my aunt eh… I dunno. Siguro sa garbage cans? I have no idea. I hope they don't get it direct from "supplier".

  10. Jean Monique Sanchez May 25, 2008 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Totally disgusting! :s

  11. Rona Dalistan May 25, 2008 at 1:36 pm Reply

    yuckness!

  12. Jean Monique Sanchez May 25, 2008 at 2:07 pm Reply

    Yeah… So let's just be aware. And stay away from this uber freaky hairbands. :s

  13. Madz Buatis May 25, 2008 at 4:29 pm Reply

    thanks for sharing. whoever is doing that is sick, really sick.

  14. Alfred Miguel Aguado May 25, 2008 at 5:19 pm Reply

    Recycling is good :O

  15. vianne villanueva May 25, 2008 at 11:26 pm Reply

    eww gross..

  16. ike tacata May 26, 2008 at 7:59 am Reply

    ahhhhhh. kakabili ko lang ng mga…

  17. Jean Monique Sanchez May 27, 2008 at 7:20 am Reply

    Yeah… should be imprisoned. sick sick person…

  18. Jean Monique Sanchez May 27, 2008 at 7:20 am Reply

    O_o

  19. Jean Monique Sanchez May 27, 2008 at 7:21 am Reply

    Totally. Sana mahuli na ang gumagawa nito. :\

  20. Jean Monique Sanchez May 27, 2008 at 7:21 am Reply

    Ike! Waah…Miss you!

  21. KIKAY KATITAY May 28, 2008 at 9:04 pm Reply

    wtf! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ito na yata ang pinakanakakadiri sa lahat ng mga nakakdiri!!! sana, sana talaga wala ng gagawap pa ng mga ganyan. +_+

  22. KIKAY KATITAY May 28, 2008 at 9:04 pm Reply

    Btw Moe, pa-repost/link! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Kym Ysabel Golla May 29, 2008 at 5:26 am Reply

    thanks for the info. pa-grab. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. WEnDY Bystrรถm May 29, 2008 at 5:32 am Reply

    Disgusting!!! I hope they will ban them from exporting their products!!

  25. Gabriel Patrik Bystrom May 29, 2008 at 5:43 am Reply

    Disgusting!!! I hope they will ban them from importing products!!!

  26. ยกr-e-g-i-n-e! _ May 29, 2008 at 6:45 am Reply

    seriously? we have those! OMG!I'll try to open it nga.. I'll reply here if nabuksan ko na..I'll use gloves [of course.] eew.

  27. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 6:46 am Reply

    I agree…. I just can't imagine having semen on one's head. Sheesh.

  28. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 6:46 am Reply

    No prob! ๐Ÿ˜€ Spread the word!

  29. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 6:46 am Reply

    Sure thing… Spread the word. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 6:47 am Reply

    I hope so… Poor girls who already bought some. Not knowing that they're made of those icky condoms. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  31. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 6:48 am Reply

    For real? OMG.Yes, please do inform us here.Hope it's not made of condoms. :s

  32. ยกr-e-g-i-n-e! _ May 29, 2008 at 6:49 am Reply

    Yes, we have it.And like, last year pa yata yun eh.Di ko na nga alam kung nasan ung iba. eew! OMG. I hope not too.

  33. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 6:52 am Reply

    Hm… try to open it na. :)San galing?

  34. ยกr-e-g-i-n-e! _ May 29, 2008 at 7:19 am Reply

    Probably its from China kasi halos lahat ng cheap products, dun naman galing eh..Na-open ko na.Thank goodness at rubberband ung nasa loob nung akin.Thanks for the heads-up though.I'll link you and post my "reply" to this.

  35. Chere G May 29, 2008 at 7:29 am Reply

    eeeew!

  36. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 7:30 am Reply

    Wow. Thank God yours is clean. :)Sino pa kaya ang may ganitong hair bands? Hmm…Please do post this in your blogs. Para mas maraming makaalam. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 7:31 am Reply

    Yeah… Super gross. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  38. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 7:31 am Reply

    FRIENDS, please repost this in your blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Project Prettify Designs May 29, 2008 at 7:54 am Reply

    As if having that on your hair isn't bad enough…how about those girls who tend to put hair bands in their MOUTHS while trying to fix their hair?That's sick!

  40. janina salta May 29, 2008 at 8:06 am Reply

    that's just plain disgusting.

  41. rowena bautista May 29, 2008 at 8:27 am Reply

    Yuck!!!!!!!! Disgusting! Very unhygienic.

  42. diosas couture May 29, 2008 at 10:14 am Reply

    that is F*ckin crazy.. yuck!!!

  43. kiDdiE kEidEe :3 May 29, 2008 at 10:38 am Reply

    ..* kadiri aman toh. :-&mhilig p aman aco bumili nan mha hairbands.ack!. X____x

  44. FabulosoGlamorosa Onlineshop May 29, 2008 at 10:51 am Reply

    kadirir!!!i'll repost this sis ha..?thanks=)

  45. franx franx May 29, 2008 at 11:14 am Reply

    China has a 1-child policy, right? Then the contraceptive business in that country must be HUGE! And so is recycling…

  46. Rachell Elento May 29, 2008 at 11:27 am Reply

    Hi, can i repost this to my blog? let's spread the news, so that everyone one know about this…

  47. Jennie ~ May 29, 2008 at 11:52 am Reply

    This is totally gross…makes me wanna throw up…Thank god, I don't like tying my hair..hahahaha X3

  48. nellin makiling May 29, 2008 at 11:54 am Reply

    grabe! mga tao nga nman.. walang magawang matino sa buhay nila.. kahit ano naiisipang gawan ng kalokohan.. tsk.. tsk.. tsk..

  49. Brian Malig May 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm Reply

    wtf ayos! haha

  50. Donabel Salas May 29, 2008 at 1:08 pm Reply

    eewww!!

  51. Mathea Evangelista May 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm Reply

    YUCK ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  52. FE911 Fashion emergency May 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm Reply

    disgusting! sad news though! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  53. Thrifty Tykes May 29, 2008 at 4:42 pm Reply

    thanks for the post. di mo akalain yan pala ang laman ng hair band!

  54. babybear secretbakeshop May 29, 2008 at 4:57 pm Reply

    thanks for the info!

  55. Ana Ribeiro May 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm Reply

    People with nosense!

  56. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Eeeck.That is way too gross!Sheesh. I hope nobody got sick while wearing these hair bands.:(

  57. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Totally disgusting. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  58. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:49 pm Reply

    Thanks sis! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm happy yours are clean. :)Btw, you saw the difference between the hair bands? Yours are thinner…

  59. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm Reply

    Yeah. :(Kindly help spread the word na lang.

  60. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm Reply

    I know. It is effin' crazy. Tsk tsk.

  61. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm Reply

    Well, same here. I buy lots of hair bands. Buti na lang malilinis yung akin. ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm Reply

    Sure sis! Help save the world. ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe.I mean, help spread the word. ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm Reply

    Makes sense. :)But they don't have to… and they shouldn't recycle condoms. That is just utterly disgusting.

  64. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm Reply

    Sure sis. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let's spread the word!

  65. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:54 pm Reply

    Hehehe. But then, there are a lot of girls who do tie their hair. :)Just beware of these hair bands. ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Haay. Grabe China. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ First the formalin-containing candies… then the lead-containing plastic and paint products… then this! Tsk tsk.

  67. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Hm… Kindly repost this message… ๐Ÿ™‚ Let's spread the word!

  68. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:56 pm Reply

    Yeah. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Kadiri…

  69. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:56 pm Reply

    Ditto. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  70. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:56 pm Reply

    Yeah… Let's spread the word. ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:57 pm Reply

    Yun nga eh… You're buying the hair bands coz they look pretty… and also to keep your hair neat. Tapos malaman-laman mo na it's made from recycled condom. Sheesh.

  72. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:57 pm Reply

    No prob sis. ๐Ÿ™‚ You're welcome!

  73. Jean Monique Sanchez May 29, 2008 at 5:57 pm Reply

    Not just that… they probably have no morals. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  74. BeStReNdS ยฎ May 29, 2008 at 8:40 pm Reply

    yucky.. grabe naman un.. very disgusting.. very irresponsible ang manufacturer.. grabe.. tsk tsk..

  75. Martha Ramirez May 29, 2008 at 11:25 pm Reply

    disgusting!!! thanks for telling us!!!

  76. Tyn L May 30, 2008 at 12:39 am Reply

    at least may gamit pa pala ang used condoms… hehe

  77. pacheng cansana May 30, 2008 at 2:28 am Reply

    Pwedeng magreact? KADIRE PUNYETA. Nakakasuka.

  78. ike tacata May 30, 2008 at 6:42 am Reply

    haha. miss you rin. hahahahaha.

  79. Marjulis Cruz May 30, 2008 at 7:43 am Reply

    eeewww….grabe naman..sis can i link this?

  80. daryll mamaril May 30, 2008 at 11:33 am Reply

    that is soooo ewww. thanks for posting this!

  81. Clarins Torrontegui May 30, 2008 at 11:44 am Reply

    r u serious? ew…

  82. Jean Monique Sanchez May 31, 2008 at 6:42 am Reply

    Yeah. Very irresponsible… wala bang parang FDA or BFAD ang mga ganitong items for sale? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  83. Jean Monique Sanchez May 31, 2008 at 6:42 am Reply

    You're welcome. Help spread the word. ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. Jean Monique Sanchez May 31, 2008 at 6:42 am Reply

    Haha. Crazy! :p

  85. Jean Monique Sanchez May 31, 2008 at 6:43 am Reply

    Pwede.Ditto.:s

  86. Jean Monique Sanchez May 31, 2008 at 6:43 am Reply

    OT: manonood ba kayo Pyrolympics mamaya?

  87. Jean Monique Sanchez May 31, 2008 at 6:43 am Reply

    Of course sis. Help spread the word. ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Jean Monique Sanchez May 31, 2008 at 6:43 am Reply

    You're welcome… Just want to help spread awareness. ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Jean Monique Sanchez May 31, 2008 at 6:44 am Reply

    Yes. Sadly this is verrry serious.

  90. Jean Monique Sanchez May 31, 2008 at 6:48 am Reply

    Why I posted this?In case you're in the market for some cheap Chinese hair bands, consider the dangerous consequences. However, this article also demonstrates how poorly even top officials in some countries understand how HIV/AIDS is spread. If the virus could remain active during the entire manufacturing process, we'd all be in a lot more danger than we already are!

  91. Sheila Francisco May 31, 2008 at 9:25 pm Reply

    Pagrab. I just want to share the info. Thanks.

  92. Jean Monique Sanchez June 1, 2008 at 9:59 am Reply

    Sure thing sis! ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Piya piyaya June 19, 2008 at 2:37 pm Reply

    heyy i know this i kinda random but can i repost this? ^_^ here's my entry:http://orangejellyfish.multiply.com/journal/item/288/Used_CONDOMS_Eww.

  94. Jean Monique Sanchez June 19, 2008 at 5:43 pm Reply

    No prob. ๐Ÿ™‚ Btw, I couldn't see it coz it's marked private. Hehe.

  95. charles dumaraos June 21, 2008 at 2:37 am Reply

    what a bunch of hyppies

  96. Jean Monique Sanchez June 21, 2008 at 10:14 am Reply

    Haha. ^__^

  97. Camille's Closet June 28, 2008 at 9:15 am Reply

    hi pagrab sis.. i want to share it with others too.. omg! Eeewness!

  98. Jean Monique Sanchez June 29, 2008 at 8:08 am Reply

    Sure thing sis! ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. fashion monthly July 7, 2008 at 1:09 pm Reply

    eeew!

  100. Jean Monique Sanchez July 7, 2008 at 7:09 pm Reply

    I know right… :s

  101. jhoana gillego September 2, 2008 at 9:59 pm Reply

    shacks! and to think that I'm a fanatic.scary and gRooooossssss…

  102. Jean Monique Sanchez September 2, 2008 at 11:46 pm Reply

    Now, better think twice before buying those hairbands. ๐Ÿ™‚

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