How would you know? After the media scare of Chinese drywall, Chinese electrical wiring, Chinese steel, Chinese milk, Chinese dinnerware with lead, Chinese food products, Chinese dog food...are you still buying cheap, even with all the warnings. Americans have short memories, buy cheap mentality, no common sense and they don't read. I sound really negative, don't I? I taught high school English for thirty years and I continue to work with students and I am continually amazed at the words that come out of their mouth; undoubtedly, their parents don't have a clue.
...or is it really their fault? After the scare of the past few years, there have been changes. Chinese manufacturers know that "Made in China" is a negative. I have always been careful to not buy Chinese products but I noticed lately the labels may say "Distributed in America"...but the bar codes were funny. I did some research and I found that many products no longer say where they are manufactured but they do have bar codes that match the country. Have we been sold out by our government? Is there an intent to deceive? I don't know but stick these little codes in your pocket to be sure you are not poisoning your family. Pay attention especially in Walmart. If the first 3 numbers on the bar code is #690, 691, 692 ...the product is made in China. #471 Taiwan. #00-09 USA and Canada...#30-37 made in France, #40-44 Made in Germany, #49 Japan, #50 UK. You owe it to your family to do your own research.
Isn't it interesting that we have to provide a signed document about lead poisoning for homes built prior to 1978 but our governments allows products to be sold containing lead with no warning or testing to show levels. Am I exceptionally paranoid? Maybe, but my sons own a tea shop in Raleigh and I searched company after company for BPA free tea accessories for their store and children's tea sets that were food safe. It was hard to find those products. I no longer use plastics for food storage.