China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, April 2011

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.
May 06, 2011



China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin was launched in May 2008 to alert 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 entering the press release number in the search engine at


Press release #

Description of Hazard


Legs and seat of wooden stool can crack and break, causing the consumer to fall.


Fingers can get caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform on a child’s scooter, posing a laceration hazard.


Child’s tricycle has a plastic castle display and princess figures protruding from the top of the handle bar, posing a laceration hazard if a child falls on it.


Wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break during normal use, damaging the aquarium and posing fire and laceration hazards to consumers.


Carabiners used as connectors for climbers or other loads may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls.


Internal voltage regulator on a spot communicator, which is used to track the user’s location, can stop working, resulting in the inability to transmit messages and track information in emergency situations.


Lithium-ion batteries used with bicycle lights can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.


Small “pom-pom” decorations attached to baby wrist rattles and booties can detach, posing a choking hazard.


Canopy tents do not meet the flammability label claim on the unit, posing a fire hazard to consumers.


Handle of a pot used to heat liquid drinks can break off during use, posing burn and laceration hazards.


Baby pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards and pose a choking hazard to young children.


Product is an infant bedside sleeper.  When the fabric liner is not used or is not securely attached, infants can fall from the raised mattress into the loose fabric at the bottom of the bed-side sleeper or can become entrapped between the edge of the mattress and the side of the sleeper, posing risks of suffocation.


Plastic beads on the activity truck can detach, posing a choking hazard.