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

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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

12-140

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

12-728

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

12-139

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

12-138

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

12-136

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.

12-135

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.

12-134

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.

12-131

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

12-130

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.  

12-128

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.

12-124

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