China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, September 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.
October 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


Hardware for drop-side rail on baby cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a gap is created between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing suffocation and strangulation risks.


Small pegs on child’s xylophone toy can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard.


Portable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning.


Surface paint on toy cars contains excessive lead levels, violating the federal lead paint standard.


Children’s play workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard.


Bicycle chain can break, causing a rider to lose control and fall.


Plastic pitcher of food blender can separate from the blade assembly during use, leaving the blade assembly in the base and exposing the rotating blades, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.


The power connector for the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. (Re-announcement of a December 30, 2009 recall)


Hair on dolls may contain loops that are large enough to fit around a child’s head and neck posing a strangulation hazard.  Headband on doll, if loosened, can form a loop that fits around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard.


Black plastic ball attached to door anchor of resistance cord used for exercise can unexpectedly release and strike the user.


LED night lights can overheat, smolder, and melt, causing minor burns.