China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, March 2014

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.

The China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin advises Chinese manufacturers of the most commonly occurring hazards posed by products they produce, 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


Notebook computer’s battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.


The metal housing/lens assembly of light bulbs can separate from the bulb’s base and fall, posing a risk of injury from impact to bystanders.


The circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.


Stuffed animals’ eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.。


The pom-pom tail of bear ring rattles and bunny stuffed toys can detach from the body of the bear rattle and the bunny, posing a choking hazard to young children.


Multifunction power packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.


Exposed wiring near the battery box of light-up autumn decorations can lead to a short circuit, posing a fire hazard. 。


Users of wireless activity-tracking wristbands can develop allergic reactions to the stainless steel casing, materials used in the strap, or adhesives used to assemble the product, resulting in redness, rashes or blistering where the skin has been in contact with the tracker.


Miniature office and refrigerator magnets in the shape of a duck, blowfish and a splat can easily detach from the product. If swallowed, magnets 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.


Thermal switch of air movers/blowers that are used to dry floors in commercial and residential buildings can fail and cause the motor to overheat, posing a fire hazard.


Grass trimmers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to the consumer.


The welds on the bars used with frames for exercise equipment can crack or break and cause the user to fall, posing a risk of injury.


Electric space heaters can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.