Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The next Chinese safety issue: Hummer?!?!

The Hummer line has been sold to a Chinese manufacturing firm. The firm, Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machine Company, has agreed to protect more than 3000 U.S. jobs in the deal. They plan to 'introduce more fuel-efficient models, including electric vehicles.'

While this deal sounds intriguing, especially electric Hummers, I can't help be wonder about safety issues. In the last several years, China has exported dozens of defective products and poisonous consumables to foreign markets. Considering all that can go wrong with a car (witness all the recalls of cars in America already) does the world really want China manufacturing one of the worlds heaviest and potentially deadliest vehicles?

More fodder for our nightmares.

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