China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, May 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.
May 07, 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

12-188

Small wooden knobs attaching the xylophone keys can detach, posing a choking hazard.

12-736

Chairs can collapse during use, posing a fall hazard.

12-187

Plastic pitcher can separate from blade assembly during operation, exposing the rotating blades and posing a laceration hazard.

12-735

Mattresses fail to meet mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

12-184

Lamp’s power cord can detach where it meets the clamp, exposing energized wires that pose an electric shock hazard.

12-182

Sauté pans’ glass lid can crack, break, or shatter, posing a laceration hazard. 

12-181

Metal fatigue can cause the trampoline’s handlebar to break away during use, posing a risk of laceration from exposed metal surfaces or other injury from a fall.

12-180

Young children can disengage the toilet locks and gain access to the toilet water, posing a risk of drowning. Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, posing a risk of injury from dangerous or unsafe items in the cabinet.

12-178

In violation of federal regulation, boy’s jacket has a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard.

12-174

Slides can deflate during use, allowing the user to hit the ground underneath the slide and become injured.

12-173

Bassinet latches that attach the bassinet base to the metal frame can seem locked but remain unlocked, allowing the bassinet to detach from the frame and fall to the ground. This could cause infant injury. 

12-171

Folding step stools can break or collapse unexpectedly during use, posing a fall hazard.

12-170

 

In violation of federal regulation, jacket of the boy’s jogging suit has a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing an entanglement hazard.

12-167

In violation of federal regulation, girl’s jacket has a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard.

12-166

In violation of federal regulation, girl’s sweatshirt has a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard.

12-733

Bolts attaching the top of the bar stool to the leg can come loose and cause the seat to dislodge, posing a fall hazard.

12-164

Due to design, tea lights can burn with a high flame, posing a fire hazard.