(Seattle, WA) The shortage of port inspectors has allowed countless dangerous products from China to enter the US marketplace. "We just can't possibly keep up with the sheer number of different items coming in from abroad," said a city spokesman.
"We scan what we can for radiation, but testing for lead in toys or poisons in food products is beyond our current capabilities.
"We have had to rely on consumers to tip us off to suspect products."
The problem is getting worse. With the ever increasing variety of imports, inadequate controls, and no centralized recall database, it may take another nationally televised pet food scare to convince people to stop encouraging trinkets from Communist powers.
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