As the holiday season nears, consumers need to be vigilant at identifying potentially harmful products that they may be purchasing for themselves or as gifts for their loved ones.
It turns out the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has issued a major warning regarding hair ties in the U.S. which originated from China and are said to be made from an alarming item which could actually spread STD’s to those who handle and wear them. The hair ties are said to be made from used condoms.
These hair ties are reportedly being sold at local beauty salons across the country as well as many swap meets and flea markets. The spread of AIDS, genital warts and other STD’s are of grave concern. The CDC has released this statement:
“The amount of bacteria and potential viruses on these hair ties and rubber bands, which are made from used unsanitary condoms, has 4 times the bacteria found on a public restroom toilet. Consumers could potentially be infected with AIDS, warts, herpes and other venereal diseases if they hold the rubber bands or hair ties in their mouths while setting their hair. We warn against consumers purchasing these products if they were made in China.”
After purchasing the hair ties at a local beauty salon, one Los Angeles resident became disgusted after learning she had actually purchased used condom material.
Here’s what Shantea Green said after making the horrid discovery: “When I heard about this I couldn’t believe it. I got the scissors and carefully cut around the edges. When I saw the used condom inside I almost gagged. I hope the word gets out so people can stop using these hair ties made from China.”
If in fact you have made any purchases of hair ties that originated from China, it’s highly recommended that you toss them immediately. Even examining them as Shantea did, could cause the spread of disease, so it is best not to take a chance.
Make sure to check all your stocking stuffing items as well. Hair ties can be a great stocking item, but naturally these type of used-condom based hair ties would be horrendous to give out to your loved ones.
Inform your friends!