China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, June 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.
July 25, 2013



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


Recall #

Description of Hazard


Machete can cut through the stitching of the sheath when the blade is being taken out or replaced, posing a laceration hazard.


When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child’s intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.


Metal flower on the girl’s sandal can detach, posing a choking hazard.


Heater/cooker’s regulator malfunctions when the user switches between the cooking and heating options, causing the gas propane to turn to liquid. This liquid can flare easily, posing a fire hazard.


The swivel bases of the outdoor chairs can break, posing a fall hazard.


The wood seat of the shower stool can break, posing a fall hazard.


Inner tube of the stroller’s tire can rupture, causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile, posing a risk of bodily injury and property damage.


Battery can catch fire while charging.


Chandelier’s fixture loop that connects the hanging chain to the lamp can fail during use, causing the chandelier to fall and posing a risk of impact injury.


Chandelier’s mounting loop that holds the chandelier to the ceiling can break, causing the chandelier to fall and posing an impact injury hazard.


Rattle’s end cap can separate, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to children.