November 10, 2005
Release #06-027
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: DesignWare® 4 Fairy Wands

Units: About 14,200 packages containing four wands each

Distributor: American Greetings Corporation, of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The fairy wand party favors can break apart, exposing sharp wires that pose a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled fairy wands are pink or purple with multi-colored beads, feathers and ribbons. The wands are 7-inches long. There are four wands in each package. The packaging has a light pink cardboard backer. Model number WAND1361 is written on the back of the packaging.

Sold at: Discount, toy, drug, grocery, party and specialty gift stores nationwide from March 2003 through September 2005 for about $4.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled wands away from young children immediately. 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


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