No, Not Spongebob!!



Sung to the TV theme… parody words by Mark Graban

“Who's covered in lead and lives under the sea?
Spongebob! Squarepants!

Whose China-made goods may endanger your kids?
Spongebob! Squarepants!

If dangerous journals be something you wish
Spongebob! Squarepants!

Then source it from China along with dangerous fish
Spongebob! Squarepants!

China Lead Paint! China Lead Paint! China Lead Paint!

China…. Lead Paint!

More quality problems, when will it end?

Since reports that some Chinese products are unsafe, China has defended the quality of its exports and pledged to improve controls.

American business leaders and importers also need to take responsibility, as this cartoon explains.

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


  1. Maybe there should be a contest or betting pool for what the next “safety warning” from china will be, what product or what industry.

    First prize is a Spongebob toy.


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