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



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


 Press release #

 Description of Hazard


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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.