|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 777-4891
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, American Greetings Corporation Announce Recall of Fairy Wand Party Favors
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: DesignWare® 4 Fairy Wands
Units: About 14,200 packages containing four wands each
Distributor: American Greetings Corporation, of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: The fairy wand party favors can break apart, exposing sharp wires that pose a laceration hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled fairy wands are pink or purple with multi-colored beads, feathers and ribbons. The wands are 7-inches long. There are four wands in each package. The packaging has a light pink cardboard backer. Model number WAND1361 is written on the back of the packaging.
Sold at: Discount, toy, drug, grocery, party and specialty gift stores nationwide from March 2003 through September 2005 for about $4.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled wands away from young children immediately. Contact the firm for a coupon redeemable wherever American Greetings products are sold.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Greetings at (800) 777-4891 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://americangreetings.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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