China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, November 2013

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.
March 24, 2014

 

 

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

14-033

The top portion of the tailwind bicycle rack that connects trailer/cycles to a towing bicycle can break and allow the trailer/cycle to disconnect, posing a fall hazard.

14-031

The top strap can be pulled loose from the girls’ sandals, posing a choking hazard to the child.

14-030

The trigger assembly in protective equipment used for skiing, snowmobiling, and mountain climbing can fail, resulting in the avalanche airbag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche.

14-029

The reversible slicing/shredding disc of food processors can loosen when in use, and the blade can strike and break the food processor’s cover. The cover’s broken plastic pieces can hit consumers, posing a laceration hazard.

14-024

The front fork of the minibike can separate from the wheel, posing fall and crash hazards to riders.

13-022

When fire is lit, pieces of the clay outdoor fireplace bowl can blow off of the bowl, posing impact and burn hazards.

14-019

The mattress support board can fall out or slide out of the bottom of the cradle glider, posing a risk that babies can fall out and suffer injuries.

14-017

Girl’s pajama sets fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

14-014

Battery chargers can malfunction, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

14-702

LED bulbs can overheat and catch fire, posing a fire hazard.