China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, November 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.
December 03, 2012



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.


Press release #

Description of Hazard


Warning labels on the children’s waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first. This poses a risk of serious injuries to consumers.


Trampoline’s metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a risk of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to children and adults on the trampoline.


Black trigger switch on the cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.


Magnets holding foam pieces together in a holiday craft kit can loosen, posing an ingestion hazard to young children. If swallowed, these magnets can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions and death.


Infants and young children can roll off the edge of inflatable air mattress inside a small, portable sleep tent, becoming entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate.


Ceiling light fixture's socket wire insulation can degrade, leading to charged wires becoming exposed and causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture. This poses a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers.


Fuel filter on portable generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard.


Portable camping chairs were found to contain a variety of molds that could cause respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems or who have impaired immune systems.


Bicycles assembled with incorrect headset parts could cause the steerer tube to fail, causing the rider to lose control and fall or crash.


Base of the glider rocker chair can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.


Seat plate of office chair can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.


Improperly installed hose connecting the gas tank and regulator to the burner control on gas grill can touch the burner box and cause the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit. This poses a fire and burn hazard.


Fuel can leak from portable generator's carburetor, posing a fire hazard.


Mini projection lights on Halloween light can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.