China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, September 2012

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 02, 2012



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


Plastic playground swing seats can break during use, posing a fall hazard.


Surface paints on toy pistols contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.


Outdoor wooden garden swing seat can break while in use, posing a fall hazard.


Front fork of bicycles can break, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.


 Metal seat plate of leather office chairs can break, posing fall and injury hazards.


The battery of ride on toy cars can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards.