China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, December 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 28, 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


Clips on car seat adapter can loosen on the stroller frame, posing a fall hazard.


Candle rings’ synthetic foliage and berries are flammable, posing a fire hazard.


The buckles on the waist and shoulder straps of this infant carrier can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to the child.


The computer’s charger can overheat and melt, posing fire and burn hazards.


The electrical components of pre-lit artificial Christmas trees’ light strings can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers.


The front legs on wooden chairs can loosen and detach, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.


Water-absorbing polymer toys can be mistaken by a child for candy. When swallowed, they can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, and possible death.


Electronic component of flat screen televisions can fail, catch fire, and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards.


The cord of children’s wall-mounted lamps can be pulled into the crib by infants, creating a strangulation hazard.


Girl’s faux leather jacket has a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children.


The muffler on the engine of the trimmer used for cutting grass and light brush can break during use and pose a fire hazard.


The battery clips in Personal Emergency Reporting System (PERS) transmitters can corrode, causing the transmitters to operate intermittently or not at all, without generating a warning.


Girl’s hooded wind suits have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.


Girl’s long sleeve hooded jacket and pant sets have drawstrings through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.


Baby rattles can break, creating a small part that poses a choking hazard to small children.


The front assembly of the kickboards/scooters can break, and the handle can detach or partially detach, causing loss of control or loss of balance. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.