China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, June 2011

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.
July 06, 2011



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


Handle can detach from musical shaker, revealing rough edge posing laceration hazard. Detached handle also exposes small pellets which pose choking hazard.


Surface coating on beads contains levels of lead above the federal standard, posing a poisoning hazard.


The plastic blades of toy helicopter can detach during operation, posing a laceration hazard.


Plastic buckle on exercise strap, which suspends user, can break posing a fall hazard.


Tip of knife can protrude through bottom of the holder, posing a laceration hazard.


An electrical component in the heating system can fail, posing a fire hazard to consumers.


Buckle of booster seat can open unexpectedly, posing fall hazard.


Decorative buttons on dress can detach, posing a choking hazard.


Space between bunkbed ladder and mattress is large enough for a child’s body, but not head, to pass through, posing a head and neck entrapment hazard. Also, when the lower bunk futon is laid flat, children can be trapped by it, posing an entrapment hazard.


Defective wiring in the lamps can cause an electrical short, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.


An audible click heard when the stroller’s brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not, posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.


Grip on tennis racket contains levels of lead above federal standard, posing poisoning hazard.


The hazard labels attached to the batteries used on the portable generators are printed in Japanese instead of English. Consumers handling the battery may not be able to understand associated risks.


Decorative plastic flowers on children’s shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard.


Paint on children’s drum contains levels of lead above federal standard, posing poisoning problem.


Exposed inner cord and fabric, or fully extended cord, can wrap around children’s head, posing strangulation hazard.


Heating element in toaster may stay on indefinitely, posing a fire hazard.