China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, March 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.
April 06, 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


Battery connections in a toy truck’s battery compartment can smolder or catch fire, posing a fire and burn hazard.


Fingers and toes of baby dolls can detach, posing a choking hazard.


Electrical design and construction of the lamp, also known as a disco light projector, are flawed, posing risk of electric shock.


Chin bar on lacrosse sport helmet can break, causing the wearer to suffer a jaw or facial injury.


Child resistant cabinet locks, intended to keep young children out of cabinets, can be disengaged by a child, allowing access to cabinet contents, including potentially dangerous or unsafe items.


Two 60-watt light bulbs included with ceiling fans exceed the fan’s maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail. This poses fire and shock hazards.


Snowboard binding's base plate, which is used to connect the boot binding to the snowboard, can fracture from impact during use, posing a fall hazard to users.


Children’s play theater can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.


In violation of federal regulation, boy’s jacket has a retractable elastic drawstring at the waist with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or bus doors. The drawstring poses an entrapment hazard.  


Storage container for medicine bottles can open by applying pressure to the latch when it is locked. This could result in children gaining access to medicine bottles in the container.


Electrical short circuit in LED night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards.