China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, October 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


A piece of the blender’s mixing blade unit can break off during use, posing an injury hazard.


A brass rivet can fall out of the sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder and into a sno-cone, posing a risk of injury to the mouth or the teeth.


The internal fixture wiring of motion-activated outdoor lights can energize the entire surface and fittings of the fixture, posing an electrical shock hazard.


The A/C adaptors for internet tablets can overheat, posing a fire hazard.


The zipper pull tabs and sliders of wearable blankets for infants can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.


The stabilizing bar of sitting stools can crack and cause the stool to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user.


The brackets of outdoor ceiling fans holding the fan blades can break and cause the blades to fall, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.


The hanging pendant lamp’s wires can be connected incorrectly because the wires’ polarity labels can fall off or be mislabeled, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.


The boys and girls hooded sweatshirts and jackets have drawstrings through the hood or neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.


Surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard.