|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2003
Release # 04-039
|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: DesignWare® Crazy Bounce Balls
Manufacturer: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: The balls could break apart, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This is a 1 1/2-inch multi-colored cluster of green, light green and brick red rubber balls. There are four balls in each package. The packaging has a light green cardboard backer. Model number CBB 1306 and UPC 61526 01101 are written on the back of the packaging.
Sold at: The product was sold at discount, toy, drug, grocery, party and specialty/gift stores nationwide from November 2002 through August 2003 for about $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these balls away from young children and dispose of the balls immediately. Consumers can contact the firm for a coupon redeemable wherever American Greetings' products are sold.
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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