China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, February 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 05, 2013

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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

13-727

Remote control receiver box for pre-lit artificial Christmas tree overheats and melts, posing a burn and fire hazard.

13-726

Mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard, posing a fire hazard.

13-127

Coffeemaker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

13-126

Electric, battery operated scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

13-125

Electric, battery operated scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

13-124

Cordless tool battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards.

13-123

Objects drawn into the garden electric vacuum/blower unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

13-122

Objects drawn into the garden electric vacuum/blower unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

13-121

Folding step stool can crack or break and collapse, posing a fall hazard.

13-120

LED flashlight wires can protrude through the stuffed toy that comes with the flashlight, posing a laceration hazard.

13-119

Dual wattage travel converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard.

13-118

Opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of baby stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children if a child is not harnessed.

13-116

Handle of a jar lifter used in food preservation can detach over time due to a missing stainless steel core in the hinge. This can cause the tongs to fail to grip and allow a jar being lifted to fall, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

13-115

Play yard sheets are too small and may pose an entrapment hazard that could lead to suffocation of a child in the play yard.