Port Surveillance News: CPSC Investigators Find, Stop Nearly 650,000 Unsafe Products at the Start of Fiscal Year 2012

More than half a million violative and hazardous imported products were prevented from reaching the hands of consumers in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012.
abril 05, 2012
Comunicado número: 12-142

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
AMAZON HKTDC, 38/F OFFICE TOWER TREE HOUSE Misbranded Toys/Games w/Small Parts and Tracking label violation CHINA 4
AP ATLANTIC DISTRIBUTION AP ATLANTIC IN PANAMA TOY HELICOPTER W CANDY Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 600
BLACK HILLS INSTITUTE FAVORITE DINO PAINT KIT Art Materials Labeling and Tracking label violation CHINA 240
BOB PERANI SPORT SHOPS INC YIWI COMMODITY IMPORT AND EXPORT CO., LTD 16" DOLL ASTM Battery-Operated Toy standard CHINA 180
21" DOLL Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and ASTM Battery-operated toy standard CHINA 360
8" DOLL Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and ASTM Battery-operated toy standard CHINA 120
B127, B128, B129, B130 Bicycle Instruction Manual and Labeling/Bicycle carton and Labeling/bicycle CHINA 100
GREEN RAG DOLL Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 671
RAG DOLL ASTM Battery-Operated Toy standard CHINA 670
SITTING RAG DOLL Small Parts CHINA 500
TRANSFORMABLE CAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 312
WIND UP MUSIC RAG DOLL Small Parts CHINA 100
C & C CHILDRENS WEAR LTD STE WAM TRESJOLI Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 230
DDI CORPORATION (DOUBLE DRAGON INT'L) HONG KONG JIAN HUAN INTERNATIONAL INFLATABLE HOPPER BALL Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 184
HONG KONG JIAN HUAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE CO., LTD INFLATABLE HOPPER BALL Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 84
DIRECT TRADING TEEMWAY INDUSTRIAL LTD FLYING FISH Tracking label violation CHINA 424
DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS HKTDC, 38/F OFFICE TOWER CAILLOU ANIMAL PACK Misbranded Toys/Games w/Small Parts CHINA 24
EDDIE BAUER INC SHINFUJI BURNER CO., LTD POCKET TORCH Multi-purpose Lighter Certificate of Compliance and Multi-purpose lighter labeling and Multi-purpose lighter reporting and Multi-purpose lighter child-resistance JAPAN 1765
EXTREME TOYS BESTWELL FAREAST GROUP LTD BUMP & GO JOLLYTRAIN Small parts and Tracking label violation CHINA 360
FRED'S INC. EAGLE STAR ENT., LTD SPECIAL AGENT-L BADGE Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 2160
SPECIAL AGENT-S BADGE Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 2160
TOY POOL TABLE Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 1600
GIANT TOYS IMPORTS INC NUOCHENG TOYS IMP & EXP CO LTD B/O TRACK TRAIN Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 270
B\O ORBIT TRAIN Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 360
BATTERY OPER INSECT Small parts and Tracking label violation CHINA 240
DOLL Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 1020
MILITARY RAILCAR (ROADWAY) Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 360
GOLDEN SHANGHAI TRADING CO. LTD GUILONG INDUSTRIAL & TRADE CO., LIMITED BABY WALKER Durable Nursery Product - Baby Walkers and Third party testing certificate violation and Durable Nursery Product-Consumer Registration and Tracking label violation CHINA 90
BOXING SET Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 160
PUSH PLANE TOY Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 1440
TOY FISH Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 120
TOY TRACTOR Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 120
GOOD DYNAMICS, INC SHENZHEN SHI HUIZHENGTONG IMPORT & EXPORT INC FOLDED SLIDER SCOOTER Lead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA and Lead paint certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 70
H.C. TOYS INC JINMING TRADE LIMITED B/O DOG Sharp points and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 1080
POLY WINNER (ASIA) LIMITED FRICTION TRUCK Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 324
SHANTOU DEFENG TRADING CO., LTD. DOLL SET ["KAIHNGDA"] Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 240
YILE TOYS FACTORY FULL FUNCTION R/C CAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 1080
HUA MEI ELECTRONICS IMPORTS DBA U S CHIN ZHE JIANG MENG LEI IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD LADY BUG Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and ASTM Battery-operated toy standard and Tracking label violation CHINA 1800
JEMOS LLC SANDQ INDUSTRY CO LTD INFANT SHOES Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 770
JLC TOYS, INC. R.P. TOYS FACTORY DOLL Tracking label violation CHINA 1680
KB (USA) TRADING INC. YICHENG TOYS INDUSTRIAL LIMITED ACROBATIC CAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 240
BLUE FRICTION CAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 360
RED FRICTION CAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 360
LEE CARTER COMPANY RICHARD BLAND LEE CARTER SUPER LUCHAMANIA Lead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA and Lead paint certificate violation and Tracking label violation MEXICO 356
Lead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA and Tracking label violation and Lead paint certificate violation MEXICO 183
RICHARD BLAND LEE CARTER/CARI-540428-A84 RATTLES Rattle and Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation MEXICO 48
LM TRADING JINMING TRADE LIMITED CLIMBING DOLL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 1440
SHANTOU CHITEY TOYS CO LTD BOXING SET Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Third party testing certificate violation CHINA 260
LTD COMMODITIES INC. TOP THAT! PUBLISHING PLC CHILDREN'S JEWELRY Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 360
MULTITOY INC LONGWELL IND. LTD. B/O ORBIT TRAIN SET Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 1500
B/O TRAIN SET Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 600
BUMPER CAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and ASTM Battery-operated toy standard and Tracking label violation CHINA 1680
NEEKO ENTERPRISE INC YIWU CASHING IMPORT AND EXPORT CO., LTD CIGARETTE LIGHTER Lighter Certificate of Compliance and Lighter Child-Resistance and Lighter Labeling and Lighter Reporting CHINA 530
MULTI-PURPOSE LIGHTER Multi-purpose Lighter Certificate of Compliance and Multi-purpose lighter labeling and Multi-purpose lighter reporting and Multi-purpose lighter child-resistance CHINA 200
NOVELTY INCORPORATED SHANGHAI QITIAN CLICK CLACK BALLS W/O LIG Clackerball Ban and Tracking label violation CHINA 4024
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM INDUSTRIAL BF, SA DE CV RACETRACK WHISTLE Tracking label violation MEXICO 420
SPACE WHISTLE Tracking label violation MEXICO 405
RAINBOW DEL RAY P&P TRADING COMPANY (O/B SHINE PLAN LIMITED) DOCTOR'S PLAY SET Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 200
DOLL SET Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 300
SPECIAL FORCE PLAY SET Tracking label violation CHINA 300
REGENCY MERCHANDISE, INC. LOTYE TRADING CO FLOWERY CARRIAGE Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit CHINA 192
RETAIL MARKETING DISTRIBUTOR CORP. HANG WING PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD SUPER POWER CAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 96
HANG WING PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD PROJECTOR PAINTING PLAY Art Materials Labeling and Tracking label violation CHINA 96
S&H INTERNATIONAL INC YIWU HANGYUE IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD DOLL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit CHINA 10818
S&J MERCHANDISE ASIA ENTERPRISE 14" DOLL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 486
14" DOLL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 540
16" DOLL W/ DR SET Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 400
HUAQIANG TOY FACTORY 2CH R/C CAR Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 480
FRICTION CAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 720
PULL BACK POLICE CAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 768
SANTA'S TOY CORPORATION EASTERN SHORE (HK) INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE MULTI FUNCTION Small parts CHINA 1200
SOTO USA INC SHINFUJI BURNER CO, LTD MULTI-PURPOSE LIGHTER Multi-purpose Lighter Certificate of Compliance and Multi-purpose lighter labeling and Multi-purpose lighter reporting and Multi-purpose lighter child-resistance CHINA 5520
JAPAN 2400
T&M INTERNATIONAL HUNAN MEGA IMPORT & EXPORT TRADING CO LTD BIG SURPRISE FIREWORKS Pyrotechnic Materials Overload CHINA 2400
IRRESISTIBLE FIREWORKS TRADING CO LTD Pyrotechnic Materials Overload CHINA 2400
T&S SALES COMPANY LLC SWEET TOYS AIRPLANE W CANDIES Small parts and Small parts certificate violation CHINA 7184
HELICOPTER W CANDIES Small parts and Small parts certificate violation CHINA 14385
TRAIN W CANDIES Small parts and Small parts certificate violation CHINA 3584
THAO NGUYEN BAI LAN DUAN LIGHTER Lighter Certificate of Compliance and Lighter Child-Resistance and Lighter Labeling and Lighter Reporting CHINA 20
TIFFANY LEE DBA MODERN TRADING GUANGZHOU YI SHEN TRADING COMPANY 3PC SPIKY BALL(EXERCISE) Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 90000
BLUE SPIK BALL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 30000
GREEN SPIK BALL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 30000
INFLATABLE SOCCER BALL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 18000
ORANGE SPIKY BALL (EXERCISE) Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 30000
PINK SPIKY BAL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 30000
RED SPIKY BALL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 30000
YELLOW SPIKY BALL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 30000
TOP Q INC SHENG JIUN ENTERPRISE CO. LTD. 2 PC POLICE CARS Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 960
BEAUTY GIRL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 1800
TOY INVESTMENTS INC. DBA TOYSMITH MAINLAND LIMITED PLASTIC MINI RACERS Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 8640
TOYNK TOYS LLC FURUTA CONFECTIONERY CO., LTD CHOCO EGGS W/TOY Small parts and General conformity certification violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 800
TOMY COMPANY, LTD ACTION FIGURE TOY Tracking label violation CHINA 72
TRADING 24/7 INC ANIMA PASSION TOTORO BACKPACK Lead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA and Lead paint certificate violation and Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 70
TRANG QUYNH NGUYEN ZHEJIANG WANGJIN IMP & EXP CO LTD JUMPING BALL Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 1000
UNIK TOYZ TRADING INC NAM SHING TOYS LIMITED TOW TRUCK IN PVC Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 336
UNIPAK DESIGNS ORIENT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CO LTD 46" BLACKEY MUGSTER Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 80
46" CAL MUGSTER Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 50
46" WHITE POLAR BEAR Lead in Children's Product/FHSA CHINA 80
USA HOMEMAX INC XIAMEN NEW KUNLUN TRADE CO LTD PLASTIC TOY CAR (4PCS) Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 1440
VEL-MEX CORP UNKNOWN BALERO- WOODEN TOY Lead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA MEXICO 1560
BALERO-WOODEN TOY Lead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA MEXICO 1040
WAGGING ANIMALS Lead-in-Paint Toy/Children's Product/CPSA MEXICO 24000
WORLD LOGISTICS US INC MAGIC SOURCE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED PLANE WITH LIGHT Small parts and Tracking label violation CHINA 1350
XTREME TOYS CORP. BESTWELL FAREAST GROUP LTD SUPER RACETRACK Tracking label violation CHINA 360
GOTOP TOYS COMPANY LIMITED B.O. CAR Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 360
ELECTRIC PIANO Small parts and Small parts certificate violation CHINA 1080
FREE WHEEL DUCK Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 1440
PUSH ROOSTER Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 1440
PUSH TRAIN Small parts and Small parts certificate violation CHINA 1440
FARM ANIMAL SET Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 720
PUSH PLANE Small parts and Small parts certificate violation and Tracking label violation CHINA 3600
WILD ANIMAL SET Lead in Children's Product/FHSA and Tracking label violation CHINA 720
Y & T IMPORT LLC AOTUO INDS PLASTIC BALLS Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 5760
YOUNG STAR TOYS & GIFTS, INC. R.P. TOYS FACTORY 1 PC DOLL DET Exceeds Phthalates permanent ban limit and Tracking label violation CHINA 120




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