China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin, September 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

13-292

The blue metal handle on the travel trunk can be sharp, presenting a laceration hazard to the user.

13-289

Disc brake calipers installed on road and cyclocross bicycles can fail, posing a collision hazard.

13-288

The blender’s blade shaft assembly can break during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

13-751

The openings in the headboard and footboard of iron bed-frames pose an entrapment hazard to young children.

13-287

The hot water tank of chiller-based water filtration systems that provide hot and cold water dispensers can stop functioning and cause the machine to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

13-286

Children’s one-piece footed pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard to children. 

13-285

Ceiling-mounted light fixture's socket wire insulation can degrade and lead to charged wires becoming exposed, causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture, posing a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers.

13-284

A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of children’s books can detach and release small parts, posing a choking hazard. A detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard.

13-283

Dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

13-282

The plastic wheel rims of boat carts for canoes and kayaks can burst when the rubber tires are over-inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

13-279

When one of the marble-sized water-absorbing polymer balls is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening.  

13-278

When one of the water-absorbing polymer beads is ingested, it expands and can cause intestinal obstructions inside a child’s body, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening.

13-275

Floor lamps can short when a standard one-way bulb is fully tightened in the lamp’s three-way socket, posing a fire and shock hazard to consumers.