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(Not vintage) Asbestos found in modern R/C toys...

Noticed this story, this week. As someone who's father died of asbestos poisoning, this astounds me.

Since the start of last year, foreign asbestos has been found in imported building materials, remote control cars, engine gaskets, billiard table irons and Sydney's new ferries.

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Asbestos auditor Andrew Mantle said asbestos was readily available and legal in Asia, and its fire resistant properties meant it was used in a variety of products, particularly by manufacturing giant China.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-09/asbestos-found-in-imported-toys-and-building-materials/100604278

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Mad-Bee

That is shocking! What a story!

Just to add to this. Hobby shops in Australia are now having to recall the junk chinese cars containing the asbestos.

Example…

https://support.metrohobbies.com.au/support/solutions/articles/51000216980-product-recall-1-10-ecx-desert-buggy-monster-truck-ecx-brutus-slipper-pad-spare-parts

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Mad-Bee

That's really bad Rob l can't believe this can go on nowadays with what is known about asbestos! Someone heads for the chop!!