China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, June 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.
July 02, 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

12-212

Fan’s heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the fan to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

12-210

Ground connection in the track lighting system is defective, posing an electric shock hazard.

12-740

Trigger switches on drill can short out and generate excessive heat, posing a burn hazard.

12-206

Children’s pants and girl’s boxers fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard.

12-205

Children’s pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard.

12-204

Children’s and infant’s pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard.

12-738

Surface paint on legs of recliner contains excessive levels of lead, prohibited under federal law.

12-202

Tricycle’s rear axle can break causing a rear wheel to detach, posing a fall hazard.

12-200

Space heaters can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard.

12-198

Lanterns’ internal wiring can experience an electrical short circuit, posing a risk of fire, burn, and electric shock.

12-197

Light fixture’s socket wire insulation can degrade, exposing charged wires, causing electricity to pass through the metal canopy. This poses a fire and electric shock hazard.

12-196

Children’s or adult’s fingers can get caught in the locking and unlocking hinge mechanism used to adjust the stroller’s handlebars, presenting an amputation and laceration hazard.

12-195

 

Freezer packs can become damaged and leak gel that can contain diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, posing a risk of illness if consumed in large amounts.

12-194

Dumbells’ weight selector dial can fail, causing weight plates to fall when the dumbbell is lifted from its cradle, posing an injury hazard.

12-193

Chair cannot support the stated weight capacity, posing a collapse hazard.

12-192       

High chair’s activity tray can detach and allow an unrestrained child to fall, posing a fall and injury hazard.

12-191

Coffee pot handle on coffee maker can break, posing a burn and laceration hazard.