June 7, 2007
Release #07-208

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

Picture of Recalled First Birthday Children's Party Hat