Reebok paying record $1 million fine for recalled bracelets tha...

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Athletic shoe and apparel maker Reebok has agreed to pay a $1 million fine for importing and distributing charm bracelets that contained toxic levels of lead and resulted in the death of a 4-year-old boy.
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1 - 14 of 14 Comments Last updated Aug 19, 2009
Moje Detras

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Mar 18, 2008
You're supposed to wear it, not eat it.$1 million for one stupid kid and/or stupid parent? Get a clue.
jewish mother

United States

#2 Mar 18, 2008
Every jewish mother who had a baby should receive 1 million dollars from reebok. All other races should not get any money.
Xxx

Vero Beach, FL

#3 Mar 18, 2008
Why doesn't someone sue CHINA instead?
julio

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Mar 19, 2008
what kind of bracelets is?
Reality Chick

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#5 Mar 19, 2008
I'm rellly sorry a kid had to die to demonstrate what can happen, but honestly, that's what we get for importing that crap!
good

Hollywood, FL

#6 Mar 19, 2008
reebok has always been a good sure but it is now time to take and gie jobs bck to americans and pull out of other countries becase our economy sucks. seems that everything coming from china has lead in it. time to re-evaluate our own stupidity and send the jobs back to america.
good

Hollywood, FL

#7 Mar 19, 2008
jewish mother wrote:
Every jewish mother who had a baby should receive 1 million dollars from reebok. All other races should not get any money.
what sense did yur coment make. what about jewish fathers who taken by jewish mothers for child support costs
Lisa

AOL

#8 Mar 19, 2008
Moje Detras wrote:
You're supposed to wear it, not eat it.$1 million for one stupid kid and/or stupid parent? Get a clue.
Stupid Kid? he was 4 hello your the one who is STUPID!!!!!!!
Tou think they care

United States

#9 Mar 19, 2008
http://www.krysstal.com/display_acts.php...
USA company, Nike, in Vietnam earn an average of $0.20 per hour. The cost of three meals per day in Cu Chi is about $2. The $37 per month received is below the minimum wage of $45 per month in Vietnam. Most workers are forced to work 600+ hours of overtime per year. This is above the legal limit of 200 hours per year. If they do not accept the forced overtime, they will get a warning and after three warnings they will lose their jobs.
Workers cannot go to the toilet more than once per 8 hour shift and they cannot drink water more than twice per shift. Workers commonly faint from exhaustion, heat, fumes and poor nutrition during their shifts. Health care is inadequate. At the Sam Yang factory, with 6000 employees, one doctor works only two hours a day but the factory operates 20 hours a day. Night shift employees do not have any on-site medical emergency services.
Abuse of workers is rife: 15 Vietnamese women tell CBS News (USA television) that they were hit over the head by their supervisor for poor sewing, two were hospitalised. Another 45 women are forced by their supervisors to kneel down with their hands up in the air for 25 minutes.
100 workers at the Pouchen factory, a Nike site in Dong Nai, are forced to stand in the sun for half an hour for spilling a tray of fruit on an altar with which three Taiwanese supervisors were using. One employee (Nguyen Minh Tri) walks out after 18 minutes, and is dismissed. 56 women at the same factory are forced to run around the factory grounds. 12 of them faint and are taken to hospital.
A Nike plant supervisor from Korea flees Vietnam after being accused of sexually molesting several women workers. Many women workers have complained to Vietnam Labour Watch about frequent sexual harassment from foreign supervisors. Even in broad daylight, in front of other workers, these supervisors try to touch, rub or grab their buttocks or chests. One supervisor told a female factory worker that it is a common custom for men in his country to greet women they like by grabbing their behinds.
Nike uses subcontractors in Vietnam so that it can legally evade responsibility for local conditions. However, the company dictates the price of shoes and also the cost of operation to its subcontractors. This forces them to set high quotas for their workers and to pay low wages. It has been estimated that the labor cost involved in making one pair of Nike shoes is only $3. These may then sell for over $100 in the USA and Europe.
Tou think they care

United States

#10 Mar 19, 2008
Xxx wrote:
Why doesn't someone sue CHINA instead?
Nike uses subcontractors in Vietnam so that it can legally evade responsibility for local conditions. However, the company dictates the price of shoes and also the cost of operation to its subcontractors. This forces them to set high quotas for their workers and to pay low wages. It has been estimated that the labor cost involved in making one pair of Nike shoes is only $3. These may then sell for over $100 in the USA and Europe.

All companies do this. You have no chance in such a law suit.

Since: Mar 08

Guangzhou, China

#11 Mar 20, 2008
I think it is impossible.don't you think?
$1 million is just too much.as the above comment,You're supposed to wear it, not eat it.
Mark

San Francisco, CA

#12 Aug 19, 2009
jewish mother wrote:
Every jewish mother who had a baby should receive 1 million dollars from reebok. All other races should not get any money.
You need to find Jesus woman!
Get help

San Francisco, CA

#13 Aug 19, 2009
You need to find Jesus Christ! You are EVIL!
Get help

San Francisco, CA

#14 Aug 19, 2009
You need Jeus Christ you evil woman!

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