China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, April 2014

The monthly bulletin is a digest of Chinese-made products recalled in the U.S. It is published primarily to help Chinese suppliers avoid similar safety issues in products made for the U.S. market.


The China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin advises Chinese manufacturers of the most commonly occurring hazards posed by products they produced such as excessive lead levels in children’s products, choking hazards caused by children’s upper outerwear garments with drawstrings, and others. More information on specific cases listed below is available by clicking on the link or going to CPSC’s Recalls page.



Recall #

Description of Hazard


The alkaline batteries used in the home heating and cooling thermostat can leak onto the circuit board, posing a fire hazard.


A component in the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.


Drawstrings of children’s jackets and hoodies can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.


The mobile power bar can overheat, posing a fire hazard.


Children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the children’s wall-mounted lamps, posing a strangulation hazard.


The steer tube on the bicycle fork can break and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.


Girl’s coats have a drawstring tie sewn into the side seam at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing a significant entanglement hazard to children.


The rechargeable batteries used in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.


Glass fish bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.


The electric leaf blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard.


The electric leaf blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard.


The handle grips on each end of SO7X Isometric Exercise Device can break during use and cause parts to be forcefully ejected from the shaft, posing a risk of injury from impact to the user or bystander.


When compressed, the steel toe cap in the steel-toed work shoes can fail to protect the wearer’s feet.


The inside of the stainless steel tool chest’s right door has a metal stopper or flange with a sharp edge running the length of the door, posing a laceration hazard.