|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2003
Release # 04-042
|American Greetings Hotline: (800) 777-4891
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Cloth Santa decoration
Manufacturer/ Importer: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: The beaded nose on the cloth Santa decoration could detach, posing an aspiration hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This is an 8-inch, stuffed, plush Santa decoration with a bean bag-type fill material. Santa is outfitted in a traditional red and white suit with black and white spotted trim. He is wearing green gloves and black boots. Model #UX UGF 121J and UPC 61526 09253 are written on the display tag.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from October 2003 through November 2003 for less than $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove these decorations from any display and keep out of reach of children. Consumers should return the item to Wal-Mart for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call American Greetings Corp. at (800) 777-4891 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
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