China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, August 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.
September 04, 2012



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


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


Replacement battery pack for cordless power tools can explode unexpectedly.


Contact with the inflatable recreational tube can result in severe skin irritation or chemical burns.


A build-up of steam in coffeemaker’s water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water, posing a burn hazard. 


The folding wire frame of a baby bather can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather. This poses a fall hazard and a risk of serious head injury to infants.


The shower light's trim and glass lens can fall from the ceiling fixture, posing an impact and laceration hazard to consumers.


The bistro table and chairs can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.


Pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.


Rotating LED night lights can overheat and smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers.


The narrow fabric strip connecting individual fabric triangles of crib fringes presents a strangulation hazard to young children.


Hanger bracket on ceiling fan can spread apart due to heat from the motor and/or out-of-balance operation, causing the fan to fall from the ceiling. This poses a risk of injury to bystanders.


Indoor pet heating mats have poor wiring and construction, posing a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.


Weakness in machete can cause the handle or the blade to break during use, posing a laceration hazard.


Metal snap band on children’s bracelet can wear through the fabric cover resulting in exposing sharp edges, which poses a laceration hazard.


Pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.


When folding chair support bar is not fully engaged, there is a risk of a fall hazard to a consumer who sits in the partially engaged chair.


Dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.