China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, January 2012

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.
February 06, 2012

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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 http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/

 

 

 

Press release #

Description of Hazard

12-090

“Lunch box” food carrier contains a freezer gel pack to keep food cold. Gel contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol that can leak out of damaged packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested by children or adults.

12-714

Flashlights may heat up, smoke or melt when turned on, posing fire and burn hazards.

12-089

“Lunch box” food carrier contains a freezer gel pack to keep food cold. Gel contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol that can leak out of damaged packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested by children or adults.

12-087

Internal housing of electric portable space heater, which including the fan, heating element and circuitry, can detach posing a burn hazard.

12-086

Floor lamp’s wiring in the light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock. Also, use of the recommended standard 40 watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs.

12-084

Tealight candles in candle holders can burn with an excessive flame height, posing a fire hazard.

12-082

Product testing demonstrated that these multi-purpose helmets also sold as bicycle helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.

12-081

Yellow surface paint on the metal frame of the children's chairs and stools contains excessive lead levels of lead.

12-080

LED flashlights can overheat, smoke or melt, posing fire and burn hazards.

12-079

Restraint buckle on child’s high chair can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard.

12-077

Regulator on tabletop outdoor gas grill can leak gas that can ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard.