China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, January 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.
April 16, 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

14-098

The hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers’ fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.  

14-097

Pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume pacifiers can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic pacifier guards are too small.

14-096

Folding bicycle’s frame can break during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

14-095

Dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

14-093

The molded foam padding inside the hockey elbow pads can become cracked, fractured or split, posing a risk of injury to the elbow.

14-091

The tail rotor grip used for securing the tail rotor blade to the tail rotor hub can separate and release from the remote controlled helicopter, resulting in loss of flight control and injury hazard to bystanders.

14-090

 

 

The weld between the mounting plate and the mounting ring on the television wall mount can fail, allowing the monitor for flat panel display or TV to fall, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.

14-712

 

The joints can fail to support the weight of the chandelier pendant causing it to fall, posing the risk of injury.

14-085

The magnet contained in the striker portion of the gate latch assembly can come loose, preventing the latch from securing a hazardous area.

14-084

Pacifier holder clips can crack and a small part can break off, posing a choking hazard to small children.

14-083

The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

14-711

The notification appliance circuit module of fire alarm control panels can cause the panels to fail to activate an audible or visual alarm in the event of a fire.

14-080

Broken motor mounts of oscillating fan heaters can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items.

14-706

The wooden legs of science tables can split, causing instability, which poses an injury hazard to those using the table.

14-075

The chairs of card table sets can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard and a risk of finger injury, including finger amputation.