China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, May 2011

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.
June 06, 2011

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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

11-236

Propeller blades and blade grips can release from model helicopter, posing laceration and impact hazards.

11-234

Lithium-ion batteries can overheat and rupture, posing fire and burn hazards.

11-740

Pool drain covers are incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, posing entrapment hazard to swimmers.

11-230

Pool drain covers are incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, posing entrapment hazard to swimmers.

11-227

Safety lock system on food processor can fail and allow for operation without the lid securely fastened, posing laceration hazard.  It can also emit smoke, posing fire hazard. 

11-225

Opening between armrest and seat of baby stroller allows for infant’s body to slide through, posing a strangulation hazard.

11-224

Drop side of crib can detach, creating a space where a child can be trapped, posing an entrapment and suffocation hazard or a fall hazard. Drop side of portable cribs can break or fail, exposing hardware that poses a laceration hazard.

11-222

Hinge mechanism on stroller poses laceration and amputation hazard.

11-221

Battery casing in toy helicopter can overheat while charging, posing fire hazard.

11-220

Decorative balls on baby socks can detach, posing choking hazard.

11-219

Light bulbs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

11-186

Paint on toy bowling pin contains lead amount above federal lead standard.

11-216

Piece of sander fan can break off and be ejected, posing laceration hazard.

11-212

Spring in the valve on buoyancy control device used in scuba can corrode and break and no longer retain air, posing drowning hazard.

11-738

Clip to attach pacifier to child’s clothing can break off, posing a choking hazard.

11-211

Beaded curtains are prone to entanglement, posing entrapment and strangulation hazard.

11-209

Spring in the valve on buoyancy control device used in scuba can corrode and break and no longer retain air, posing drowning hazard.