China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, August 2013

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.
March 18, 2014

 

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

13-750

Step stools can slide or tip over, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

13-274

Stuffed animal’s eye can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

13-272

Car seat adaptor support bars for strollers can fail, posing a fall hazard to children.

13-271

Petals from the floral embellishment on wearable blankets can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

13-269

Steam can travel up the handle of tea kettles, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. In addition, the leaking steam can cause the kettle to fail to whistle. If water completely evaporates from the kettle, the aluminum bottom can melt onto the stove and pose a burn hazard.

13-268

Children’s loungewear fails to meet federal flammability standards which require sleepwear, including loungewear, to be either snug-fitting or flame resistant, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

13-267

Coffeemaker’s handle can break, causing cuts and burns to the consumer.

13-748

The metal washer of microwave crisper pan with lid used to secure the knob to the lid can spark, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

13-265

A connecting wire in the LED bulb’s housing can have an improper fitting, which can electrify the entire lamp and pose a shock hazard.

13-264

The electronic ignition on the patio bistro gas grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.

13-259

The metal conductor pin on the bottom of the toy frogs and ducks can come out, posing a choking hazard.

13-258

The surface paint on the pink-colored youth beds contains levels of lead that exceed the limits allowed by law.

13-257

The knife and sheath sets do not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to come out of the sheath unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

13-745

The brake plates of bikes can loosen and break, posing a fall hazard.