Hi C-H, Yeah, that's quite true, but think of the profits you would make when selling the goods as approved stuff, with a fake UL or CE sticker. Sadly, these types of people are only concerned with money. What do they care if the thing injures you or sets fire to something.
#144447 - 11/29/0507:42 AMRe: Safety for the price of a chewing gum
Even at 70 cents, that's still pretty darn cheap. Still, given the final price in the stores, they'd have to be that cheap from the factory by the time each business in the supply chain has added its mark-up.
#144448 - 11/30/0506:52 PMRe: Safety for the price of a chewing gum
I agree Paul, The mark-up between manufacturer and the retail store must be huge. It also goes to show that the materials used in manufacturing devices like this must be pretty cheap when bought in large quantities, like this case.