China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, October 2011

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.
November 06, 2011



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


Press release #

Description of Hazard


When tires on hand cart (used to carry boxes) are overinflated, they can explode causing the wheel hub to separate or break.  Ejected pieces of the hub can injure bystanders.


Bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the bicycle seat post can break, posing a fall hazard.


Gliding chair has an exposed gap between the moving parts of the chair and the base framework that is accessible by young children, posing an entrapment hazard. Other exposed moving parts on the chair and ottoman can pose finger pinching and crushing hazards to older children and adults.


Plush frog masks lack proper ventilation, posing a suffocation hazard to the child.


Lithium ion battery used in electric cars and propulsion systems can ignite, posing a risk of fire and burns.


Incorrectly wired carbon monoxide detectors do not function properly in these ways:  they do not alert in the home alarm panel and do not send a signal to the company alarm monitoring center; they will not signal when needing replacement as they should at the end of their useful life.  This poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers.


NiMH battery and its charger can emit excessive heat, posing a burn and fire hazard.


Small pegs in children’s wooden game can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.


Embroidered logo patch on baby stroller can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children.


Pourable gel fuel used in firepots can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning, posing fire and burn risks. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited.


Plastic tabs on step stool feet can cause instability during use, posing a fall hazard.