China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, July 2013

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.
March 07, 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

13-255

The red surface paint on outdoor furniture contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

13-254

Water-Absorbing Polymer Balls can be easily mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening.

13-253

Bistro chairs’ metal frame can bend or break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

13-249

Portable fan heaters’ plastic housings can melt, deform and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard.

13-743

Holiday light bulb sets use plated steel conductors and have a plastic coating and components that are not flame retardant, posing a fire hazard.

13-247

The fuel tank of portable generators can leak, posing a fire or burn hazard.

13-246

An exposed staple in the sole of girls’ boots presents a laceration hazard to the consumer.

13-244

The “sun” toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard.

13-242

The snaps on infants’ jackets can come off, posing a choking hazard.

13-241

The wood chip tray of electric smokehouse smokers can fail to slide securely into the smoker, causing the wood to combust and the smoker’s cabinet door to blow open, posing a fire hazard.

13-239

The lantern’s wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard.

13-238

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

13-237

Boy’s long sleeve hooded jackets have drawstrings with toggles inside the bottom hem and neck area, posing a strangulation hazard to children.

13-742

The base of Fabric Manager's Chairs can break, posing a fall hazard.

13-235

The seam in the lounge of Outdoor SolutionsHammock with Sunshade can open and rip, posing a fall hazard.

13-234

The rechargeable battery inside remote-controlled 3 channel helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items.

13-233

Decorative lamps have exposed wiring at the base, posing shock and fire hazards to consumers.