Cheat-Seeking Missles

Monday, August 13, 2007

Lead Paint Very Bad For This Guy's Health

Here's a tragic follow-up to the story on lead paint in children's toys from China:
BEIJING (AP) - The head of a Chinese manufacturer whose lead-tainted Sesame Street toys were the center of a massive U.S. recall has killed himself, a state-run newspaper said Monday.

Cheung Shu-hung, who co-owned Lee Der Industrial Co., committed suicide at a warehouse over the weekend, apparently by hanging himself, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported.

"When I rushed there around 5 p.m., police had already sealed off the area," the newspaper quoted a manager surnamed Liu as saying. "I saw that our boss had two deep marks in his neck."

Though the report did not give a reason for Cheung's apparent suicide — and the company declined to discuss the matter — Lee Der was under pressure in a global controversy over the safety of Chinese made products.

This is a six of one, half dozen of the other play. Cheung could hang himself or wait a bit longer for the state to execute him, since he has brought shame to the state. That is, of course, assuming that his "suicide" was not, in fact, an execution.

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