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Published: 1:34PM Wednesday August 01, 2012 Source: Sunday

POORLY MADE IN CHINA

It looked like a Stihl chainsaw, had Stihl written all over it, but it wasn't a Stihl . It was a fake, a dangerous Chinese fake, one of many slipped into the country and offered up on TradeMe as the real thing.

Sunday correspondent John Hudson bought one. He confronted the seller and then traced the chainsaw all the way back to a sweatshop in regional China.

They're mass-produced and available for a song. As John discovered, it's not just dangerous chains saws, NZ's an easy target for a whole range of cheap, shonky rip-offs from China.

It's a big problem that could drive local business to the wall, and even cost lives.

CORRESPONDENT - John Hudson
PRODUCERS - Dale Owens and Portia Mao
CAMERA - Ken Dorman
EDITOR - Belinda Trott

MUSIC TO THE EARS

It's one of those magic moments, a little boy, profoundly deaf, is transported into the world of sound.

We watch as his bionic hearing device is switched on and he hears his mother's voice for the first time.

Once upon a time Professor Graeme Clark's colleagues called him nuts, but his cochlear implants have given the gift of sound to an estimated 220,000 profoundly deaf adults and children around the world.

CHANNEL 7 - SUNDAY NIGHT

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