Release date: April 5, 2012
Release number: 12-142

Release Details

Investigators with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) prevented more than half a million violative and hazardous imported products from reaching the hands of consumers in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012.

Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, CPSC port investigators successfully identified consumer products that were in violation of U.S. safety rules or found to be unsafe. CPSC and CBP teamed up to screen more than 2,900 imported shipments at ports of entry into the United States. As applicable, these screenings involved use and abuse testing or the use of an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer. Their efforts prevented more than 647,000 units of about 240 different noncomplying products from reaching consumers, between October 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

Topping the list of products stopped were children's products containing levels of lead exceeding the federal limits, toys and other articles with small parts that present a choking hazard for children younger than 3 years old, and toys and child care articles with banned phthalates.

In addition to violative toys and other children's products, items stopped at import included defective and dangerous hair dryers, lamps and holiday lights.

“We mean business when it comes to enforcing some of the toughest requirements for children's products in the world. If an imported product fails to comply with our safety rules, then we work to stop it from coming into the United States,” said Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “Safer products at the ports means safer products in your home.”

During fiscal year 2011, CPSC inspected more than 9,900 product shipments at the ports nationwide and stopped almost 4.5 million units of violative or hazardous consumer products from entering the stores and homes of U.S. consumers.

CPSC has been screening products at ports since it began operating in 1973. In 2008, the agency intensified its efforts with the creation of an import surveillance division.

Harmful/Violative Products CPSC Stopped from Reaching Consumers

*The following list includes only seizures which violate a federal mandatory standard. Additional products found to be defective or violative of a federal safety rule were also seized but are not listed below due to restrictions on reporting certain information in Section 6 of the CPSA and the delay in record updates.
ImporterForeign ManufacturerProduct NameViolationCountry of OriginTotal
AMAZONHKTDC, 38/F OFFICE TOWERTREE HOUSEMisbranded Toys/Games w/Small Parts and Tracking label violationCHINA4
AP ATLANTIC DISTRIBUTIONAP ATLANTIC IN PANAMATOY HELICOPTER W CANDYSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA600
BLACK HILLS INSTITUTEFAVORITEDINO PAINT KITArt Materials Labeling and Tracking label violationCHINA240
BOB PERANI SPORT SHOPS INCYIWI COMMODITY IMPORT AND EXPORT CO., LTD16" DOLLASTM Battery-Operated Toy standardCHINA180
21" DOLLLead in Children's Product/FHSA and ASTM Battery-operated toy standardCHINA360
8" DOLLLead in Children's Product/FHSA and ASTM Battery-operated toy standardCHINA120
B127, B128, B129, B130Bicycle Instruction Manual and Labeling/Bicycle carton and Labeling/bicycleCHINA100
GREEN RAG DOLLLead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA671
RAG DOLLASTM Battery-Operated Toy standardCHINA670
SITTING RAG DOLLSmall PartsCHINA500
TRANSFORMABLE CARLead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA312
WIND UP MUSIC RAG DOLLSmall PartsCHINA100
C & C CHILDRENS WEAR LTDSTE WAMTRESJOLILead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA230
DDI CORPORATION (DOUBLE DRAGON INT'L)HONG KONG JIAN HUAN INTERNATIONALINFLATABLE HOPPER BALLLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA184
HONG KONG JIAN HUAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE CO., LTDINFLATABLE HOPPER BALLLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA84
DIRECT TRADINGTEEMWAY INDUSTRIAL LTDFLYING FISHTracking label violationCHINA424
DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONSHKTDC, 38/F OFFICE TOWERCAILLOU ANIMAL PACKMisbranded Toys/Games w/Small PartsCHINA24
EDDIE BAUER INCSHINFUJI BURNER CO., LTDPOCKET TORCHMulti-purpose Lighter Certificate of Compliance and Multi-purpose lighter labeling and Multi-purpose lighter reporting and Multi-purpose lighter child-resistanceJAPAN1765
EXTREME TOYSBESTWELL FAREAST GROUP LTDBUMP & GO JOLLYTRAINSmall parts and Tracking label violationCHINA360
FRED'S INC.EAGLE STAR ENT., LTDSPECIAL AGENT-L BADGELead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA2160
SPECIAL AGENT-S BADGELead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA2160
TOY POOL TABLELead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA1600
GIANT TOYS IMPORTS INCNUOCHENG TOYS IMP & EXP CO LTDB/O TRACK TRAINLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA270
B\O ORBIT TRAINLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA360
BATTERY OPER INSECTSmall parts and Tracking label violationCHINA 240
DOLLLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA1020
MILITARY RAILCAR (ROADWAY)Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA360
GOLDEN SHANGHAI TRADING CO. LTDGUILONG INDUSTRIAL & TRADE CO., LIMITEDBABY WALKERDurable Nursery Product - Baby Walkers and Third party testing certificate violation and Durable Nursery Product-Consumer Registration and Tracking label violationCHINA90
BOXING SETLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA160
PUSH PLANE TOYSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA1440
TOY FISHSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA120
TOY TRACTORSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA120
GOOD DYNAMICS, INCSHENZHEN SHI HUIZHENGTONG IMPORT & EXPORT INCFOLDED SLIDER SCOOTERLead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA and Lead paint certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA70
H.C. TOYS INCJINMING TRADE LIMITEDB/O DOGSharp points and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA1080
POLY WINNER (ASIA) LIMITEDFRICTION TRUCKLead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA324
SHANTOU DEFENG TRADING CO., LTD.DOLL SET ["KAIHNGDA"]Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA240
YILE TOYS FACTORYFULL FUNCTION R/C CARLead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA1080
HUA MEI ELECTRONICS IMPORTS DBA U S CHINZHE JIANG MENG LEI IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTDLADY BUGSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and ASTM Battery-operated toy standard and Tracking label violationCHINA1800
JEMOS LLCSANDQ INDUSTRY CO LTDINFANT SHOESLead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA770
JLC TOYS, INC.R.P. TOYS FACTORYDOLLTracking label violationCHINA1680
KB (USA) TRADING INC.YICHENG TOYS INDUSTRIAL LIMITEDACROBATIC CARLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA240
BLUE FRICTION CARLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA360
RED FRICTION CARLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA360
LEE CARTER COMPANYRICHARD BLAND LEE CARTERSUPER LUCHAMANIALead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA and Lead paint certificate violation and Tracking label violationMEXICO356
Lead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA and Tracking label violation and Lead paint certificate violationMEXICO183
RICHARD BLAND LEE CARTER/CARI-540428-A84RATTLESRattle and Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationMEXICO48
LM TRADINGJINMING TRADE LIMITEDCLIMBING DOLLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA1440
SHANTOU CHITEY TOYS CO LTDBOXING SETLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Third party testing certificate violationCHINA260
LTD COMMODITIES INC.TOP THAT! PUBLISHING PLCCHILDREN'S JEWELRYLead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA360
MULTITOY INCLONGWELL IND. LTD.B/O ORBIT TRAIN SETLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA1500
B/O TRAIN SETLead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA600
BUMPER CARLead in Children's Product/FHSA and ASTM Battery-operated toy standard and Tracking label violationCHINA1680
NEEKO ENTERPRISE INCYIWU CASHING IMPORT AND EXPORT CO., LTDCIGARETTE LIGHTERLighter Certificate of Compliance and Lighter Child-Resistance and Lighter Labeling and Lighter ReportingCHINA530
MULTI-PURPOSE LIGHTERMulti-purpose Lighter Certificate of Compliance and Multi-purpose lighter labeling and Multi-purpose lighter reporting and Multi-purpose lighter child-resistanceCHINA200
NOVELTY INCORPORATEDSHANGHAI QITIANCLICK CLACK BALLS W/O LIGClackerball Ban and Tracking label violationCHINA4024
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMINDUSTRIAL BF, SA DE CVRACETRACK WHISTLETracking label violationMEXICO420
SPACE WHISTLETracking label violationMEXICO405
RAINBOW DEL RAYP&P TRADING COMPANY (O/B SHINE PLAN LIMITED)DOCTOR'S PLAY SETExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA200
DOLL SETExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA300
SPECIAL FORCE PLAY SETTracking label violationCHINA300
REGENCY MERCHANDISE, INC.LOTYE TRADING COFLOWERY CARRIAGEExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limitCHINA192
RETAIL MARKETING DISTRIBUTOR CORP.HANG WING PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTDSUPER POWER CARLead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA96
HANG WING PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTDPROJECTOR PAINTING PLAYArt Materials Labeling and Tracking label violationCHINA96
S&H INTERNATIONAL INCYIWU HANGYUE IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTDDOLLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limitCHINA10818
S&J MERCHANDISEASIA ENTERPRISE14" DOLLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA486
14" DOLLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA540
16" DOLL W/ DR SETExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA400
HUAQIANG TOY FACTORY2CH R/C CARSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA480
FRICTION CARLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA720
PULL BACK POLICE CARLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA768
SANTA'S TOY CORPORATIONEASTERN SHORE (HK) INTERNATIONALTELEPHONE MULTI FUNCTIONSmall partsCHINA1200
SOTO USA INCSHINFUJI BURNER CO, LTDMULTI-PURPOSE LIGHTERMulti-purpose Lighter Certificate of Compliance and Multi-purpose lighter labeling and Multi-purpose lighter reporting and Multi-purpose lighter child-resistanceCHINA5520
JAPAN2400
T&M INTERNATIONALHUNAN MEGA IMPORT & EXPORT TRADING CO LTDBIG SURPRISE FIREWORKSPyrotechnic Materials Overload CHINA2400
IRRESISTIBLE FIREWORKSTRADING CO LTDPyrotechnic Materials OverloadCHINA2400
T&S SALES COMPANY LLCSWEET TOYSAIRPLANE W CANDIESSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation CHINA 7184
HELICOPTER W CANDIESSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation CHINA 14385
TRAIN W CANDIESSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation CHINA 3584
THAO NGUYENBAI LAN DUANLIGHTERLighter Certificate of Compliance and Lighter Child-Resistance and Lighter Labeling and Lighter ReportingCHINA20
TIFFANY LEE DBA MODERN TRADINGGUANGZHOU YI SHEN TRADING COMPANY3PC SPIKY BALL(EXERCISE)Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA90000
BLUE SPIK BALLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA30000
GREEN SPIK BALLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA30000
INFLATABLE SOCCER BALLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA18000
ORANGE SPIKY BALL (EXERCISE)Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA30000
PINK SPIKY BALExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA30000
RED SPIKY BALLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA30000
YELLOW SPIKY BALLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA30000
TOP Q INCSHENG JIUN ENTERPRISE CO. LTD.2 PC POLICE CARSLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA960
BEAUTY GIRLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA1800
TOY INVESTMENTS INC. DBA TOYSMITHMAINLAND LIMITEDPLASTIC MINI RACERSLead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA8640
TOYNK TOYS LLCFURUTA CONFECTIONERY CO., LTDCHOCO EGGS W/TOYSmall parts and General conformity certification violation and Tracking label violationCHINA800
TOMY COMPANY, LTDACTION FIGURE TOYTracking label violationCHINA72
TRADING 24/7 INCANIMA PASSIONTOTORO BACKPACKLead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA and Lead paint certificate violation and Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA70
TRANG QUYNH NGUYENZHEJIANG WANGJIN IMP & EXP CO LTDJUMPING BALLExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA1000
UNIK TOYZ TRADING INCNAM SHING TOYS LIMITEDTOW TRUCK IN PVCLead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA336
UNIPAK DESIGNSORIENT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CO LTD46" BLACKEY MUGSTERLead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA80
46" CAL MUGSTERLead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA50
46" WHITE POLAR BEARLead in Children's Product/FHSACHINA80
USA HOMEMAX INCXIAMEN NEW KUNLUN TRADE CO LTDPLASTIC TOY CAR (4PCS)Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA1440
VEL-MEX CORPUNKNOWNBALERO- WOODEN TOYLead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSAMEXICO1560
BALERO-WOODEN TOYLead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSAMEXICO1040
WAGGING ANIMALSLead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSAMEXICO24000
WORLD LOGISTICS US INCMAGIC SOURCE INTERNATIONAL LIMITEDPLANE WITH LIGHTSmall parts and Tracking label violationCHINA1350
XTREME TOYS CORP.BESTWELL FAREAST GROUP LTDSUPER RACETRACKTracking label violationCHINA360
GOTOP TOYS COMPANY LIMITEDB.O. CARSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA360
ELECTRIC PIANOSmall parts and Small parts certificate violationCHINA1080
FREE WHEEL DUCKSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA1440
PUSH ROOSTERSmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA1440
PUSH TRAINSmall parts and Small parts certificate violationCHINA1440
FARM ANIMAL SETLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA720
PUSH PLANESmall parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violationCHINA3600
WILD ANIMAL SETLead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violationCHINA720
Y & T IMPORT LLCAOTUO INDSPLASTIC BALLSExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA5760
YOUNG STAR TOYS & GIFTS, INC.R.P. TOYS FACTORY1 PC DOLL DETExceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violationCHINA120




CPSC Import Stoppage Report
1st Quarter, FY 2012

NOTE: Data are from samples collected from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. The quantities below are approximate.


Total number of products stopped -264
Total number of units stopped -647,360

Children's Products Stopped by Primary Violation/Defect

Children's Products Stopped by Primary Violation/Defect