China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, May 2013

The monthly bulletin is a digest of Chinese-made products recalled in the USA. It is published primarily to help Chinese suppliers avoid similar safety issues in products made for the U.S. market.
June 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


Dehydrator’s fan can fail, causing the unit to overheat and pose a potential fire hazard.


Softball bat’s handle can detach from bat causing loss of grip when bat is swung.  Bat may strike people nearby.


Portable heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.


Portable heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.


Design of heater can fail to prevent ignition of nearby materials, posing a fire hazard.


Children’s hoodies have drawstrings through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.


Zipper of some bean bag chairs can be unzipped, allowing young children to ingest or inhale the small beads inside, posing a suffocation and strangulation hazard.


Bed’s side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard.


Rugs fail to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard.


Thread in stitching of crib bumper can loosen, posing an entanglement hazard to infants.


Glass tea tumblers can break or shatter unexpectedly, posing laceration and burn hazards.


Chick toy’s music can reach decibel levels that exceed ASTM F963 standard, posing a hearing damage hazard.