|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 777-4891
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: Sesame Street Toy Sunglasses
Units: About 120,000
Manufacturer: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: The lens in the sunglasses can separate from frames, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves DesignWare® child-size sunglasses with Sesame Street character decals. Sold in quantities of four, each package contains a yellow, blue, red and green pair of sunglasses. The bright green cardboard backer has the Sesame Street and DesignWare® logo on the front, and model number SUN-1219 on the back.
Sold at: Discount, toy, drug, grocery, party and specialty/gift stores nationwide from December 2003 through August 2005 for about $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy:: Consumers should take these sunglasses away from young children immediately. Consumers can 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://corporate.americangreetings.com or http://www.ag.com
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