China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, April 2012

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, 2012

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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 http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/

 

 

 

 Press release #

 Description of Hazard

12-163

Locking mechanism on the spring-assisted knife blade can fail to engage properly, causing the blade to fold during use, posing a laceration hazard.

12-162

Protruding rabbit ear on child’s drinking cup can poke a child in the eye area during use.

12-161

Spheres on each end of baby rattle toy can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.

12-160

Child’s jacket has a drawstring at the waist that has toggles and is not stitched to the back of the jacket. The drawstring could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and poses an entanglement hazard.

12-157

Child’s jacket has a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and poses an entanglement hazard.

12-154

Circular saw blades can fall out of the bottom of their plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard.

12-153

Plastic holding the screws on travel battery charger can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energized components, exposing users to electrocution or electric shock.

12-152

Regulator on the gas grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.

12-151

Adjuster cap and brake cable on bicycle can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational. This can cause a rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.

12-150

Fuel tank on motorized dirt bike can leak, posing a fire and burn hazard.

12-149

Internal support tubes for bicycle’s suspension fork can break and cause the rider to lose control, fall and crash.

12-146

Weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift on an office chair can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

12-141

Fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank in a grass and hedge trimmer, posing a fire hazard.