China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, July 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.
August 07, 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

12-236

Internal wiring of security lights can be damaged during installation, bulb replacement or adjustment, posing an electric shock hazard.

12-233

Front wheel assembly of tandem stroller can break, posing a fall hazard to the child. Also, the nuts that hold the stroller’s basket support screws in place can detach, posing a choking hazard.

12-230

Power strips have undersized wiring, posing an electric shock hazard. Also, the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet fire resistance safety standards, posing a fire hazard.

12-229

Children’s beach chairs have exposed, sharp metal rivets, posing a laceration hazard.

12-226

The handlebar of toddler size trampolines can break, causing a fall hazard.

12-224

Folding step stools can break or collapse unexpectedly during use, posing a fall hazard.

12-223

Slip-on shoes have less traction on wet or smooth surfaces, creating a slip and fall hazard.

12-222

The decorative holiday light sets do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire and shock risk.

12-221

Children can fall on or against the pegs of the high chair’s rear legs, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.

12-219

Battery packs can short circuit, causing them to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

12-218

Miter saw’s lower guard can break and touch the blade during use, posing a laceration hazard.

12-215

 

Placement of internal wires near the circuit board of the children’s lamp can cause electrical short-circuiting and sparking, posing a fire and burn hazard.