China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, March 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.
April 17, 2013



The China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin advises 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 clicking on the link or going to CPSC’s Recalls page.


Recall #

Description of Hazard


Internal failure with the level input jack (RCA jack) of subwoofer speaker results in a shock hazard.


Buckle on the bicycle helmet’s safety strap can release in an accident and allow the helmet to fall off the rider, posing a risk of head injury.


Opening between the bumper bar and seat bottom of baby stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard I child is not harnessed.


Front opening between the tray and seat bottom of high chair can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck.  This poses a strangulation hazard if the child is not harnessed.


Carrying handle for the detachable bassinet on an infant stroller can break and detach from the bassinet, posing a fall hazard.


Chinstrap buckle on a whitewater kayaking and rafting helmet can fail, posing a risk of head injury.


Outer "end cap" of egg shaped toy rhythm instrument is glued onto the top of the egg and can come off, posing a small part choking or aspiration hazard.


Nut inside the chassis of a bass guitar amplifier can come loose and fall between the electrical coils, posing an electrical shock hazard.


Rubber handles on buoyancy compensators can detach as divers are trying to remove the weight pockets to rise to the surface in an emergency. This poses a drowning hazard.


Passengers’ feet can get caught in the rear wheel of the bicycle while riding on the rear passenger seat, posing a foot injury.


LED light bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.


Blanket has LED lights inside that change color.  Batteries in the blanket that power the lights can overheat, posing a burn hazard.


Zipper pulls on left and right girl’s boots can become entangled with each other, posing a fall hazard.


Pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.


Overfilling or spilling fuel while attempting to refill wall mounted fireplace fuel cups while in place can lead to the fuel cup being ejected from the fireplace, posing fire or burn hazards.


Small bolt and spacer that attaches each front wheel to a toddler activity walker can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.


Heels of women’s shoes can come loose and become unstable, posing a fall hazard.


Air gun can discharge while the safety is engaged, posing a risk of injury.


Blade on a garlic slicer can unexpectedly dislodge during use, posing a laceration hazard.


Snow blower's carburetor bowl nut can allow gas to escape from the unit.


The weld connecting the chair’s legs to the seat can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.


The electrical wiring in the lamp base is accessible and the lamp can overheat, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers.