As the holiday season nears, shoppers have to be watchful at identifying potentially harmful products that they may be purchasing for themselves or as gifts for their loved ones.

It turns out the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has issued a major warning regarding hair ties in the U.S. which are made in China. These are said to be produced from an alarming item which could actually spread STD’s to those who handle and wear them. The hair ties are said to be produced using utilized condoms.

These hair ties are being sold at local beauty salons across the country as well as many swap meets and flea markets. A big concern is the spread of AIDS, genital warts and other STD’s. TheCDC has released a definite expression of the case about hair ties:

“The amount of bacteria and potential viruses on these hair ties and rubber bands, which are made from used unsanitary condoms, has 4 times the bacteria found on a public restroom toilet. Consumers could potentially be infected with AIDS, warts, herpes and other venereal diseases if they hold the rubber bands or hair ties in their mouths while setting their hair. We warn against consumers purchasing these products if they were made in China.”

One Los Angeles citizen became disgusted after buying the hair ties at a local beauty salon, and also after learning that she had actually bought used condom material.

This is what Shantea Green said after the horrible discovery: “When I heard about this I couldn’t believe it. I got the scissors and carefully cut around the edges. When I saw the used condom inside I almost gagged. I hope the word gets out so people can stop using these hair ties made from China.”

If you have bought hair ties made in Chine, you should toss them immediately.  These hair ties could cause the spread of disease.

You have to check all your stocking stuffing items. Hair ties can be an excellent stocking item, but these types of utilized-condom based hair ties would be awful to give out to your friends and family.