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

Units: 500

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

Picture of Recalled Cloth Santa