|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 428-5017
First Birthday Party Hats Recalled by Creative Expressions Due to Choking Hazard
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: Children's Party Hats
Units: About 43,100
Distributor: Creative Expressions, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Hazard: Foil fringe glued to the bottom edge of the party hats can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: The paper party hats involved in this recall measure 6.5-inches high by 4.5-inches wide and are cone shaped. The blue paper hats have "1st" printed on the front and blue foil fringe glued to the bottom.
Sold at: Party and discount department stores nationwide from February 2005 through May 2007 for about $4.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should discard the hats immediately and contact Creative Expressions to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Creative Expressions at (800) 428-5017 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ceg4party.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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