November 26, 2003
Release # 04-040
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® Zipper Pulls

Units: 122,700

Manufacturer/Importer: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The product could separate and detach from the zipper, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This accessory item consists of a 2-inch plastic blue or purple butterfly-shaped photo holder that can be attached to a zipper. There are four items in a package. The packaging has a pink/hot pink cardboard backer. Model number ZPL 1820 and UPC 18100 72866 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 January 2001 through November 2003 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should dispose of the zipper pulls 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.

Picture of Recalled Zipper Pulls