China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, December 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.
January 06, 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


Wooden base of dining table can collapse, causing the glass table top to fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers.


Children’s pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear posing a risk of burn injury.


Children’s robes fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury.


Battery box that powers lights on artificial holiday wreath or tree can overheat, posing a fire hazard.


Stuffed toy bear’s eyes can loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children.


Product is an adapter used with an infant car seat to convert it for use as a baby stroller. When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached for transporting a standing toddler, and the car seat is positioned so the child faces forward, the car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall.


Front swivel wheels of baby stroller can lock while in use, causing stroller to tip, posing a fall hazard.


Surface coating on children’s suitcases contain excessive levels of lead.


Replacement battery pack for cordless tools can explode, posing a risk of serious injury.


Heels of women’s shoes can lean to either side, posing a fall hazard.


When bread toaster is first plugged into electrical outlet, the heating element can be energized although the toaster lifter is in the up or off position, which can pose a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items.


Toy baby rattles can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard. Also, the size of the handle on some of the rattles is small enough to enter an infant's mouth, lodge in the throat, and cause a choking hazard or lead to bruises and lacerations.


Handheld massager contains batteries that can leak, posing a burn hazard or skin irritation.


Foot plates on elliptical exercise equipment can detach from the machine during use, posing a fall hazard.


Holiday flashlights can overheat and melt, posing fire and burn hazards.