China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, February 2014

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.
May 01, 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

14-115

The lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack used with heated gloves for skiing can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

14-111

The metal rivets surrounding the holes of children’s shoes, where the shoestring is secured on the shoes, can have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.

14-110

Girls’ jackets have a band of material at the neck that can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

14-109

The Tail of Monkey teething toys can pose a choking hazard to young children.

14-107

The battery of LED flashlights can short circuit and cause the flashlight’s canister to rupture, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.

14-106

Damaged wiring in food dehydrators can come into contact with a metal bracket inside the achine, posing a shock hazard.

14-105

Terminals of the pressure switch on electrical air compressors can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

14.-103

The light string of musical Christmas lights can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.

14-102

Baby walkers failed to meet federal safety regulations. Specifically, style number 358 can fit through a standard doorway and is not designed to stop at the edge of a step, as required by the federal safety regulation. In addition, style number 368 contains leg openings that allow the child to slip down until the child’s head can become entrapped at the neck. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

14-101

Jackets have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

14-100

Jackets have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children.

14-099

The forward extension mounts of bicycles equipped with 3T Aduro aero handlebars can detach from the base bar while riding, causing the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury.