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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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