FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2007
Release #08-107

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® Confetti Bursts

Units: About 60,000

Distributor: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The surface paint on the individual bags of confetti contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled products contain confetti in plastic bags. When the bags are inflated, consumers squeeze the bag and confetti bursts out. Each package contains six confetti bursts.

Sold at: Discount, toy, drug, grocery, party, and specialty/gift stores nationwide from December 2003 through September 2007 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled confetti bursts away from children and contact American Greetings for instructions on returning the confetti bursts to American Greetings to receive a coupon redeemable wherever American Greetings' products are sold.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Greetings Corp. at (800) 777-4891 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ag.com

Picture of Recalled Confetti Bursts

Picture of Recalled Confetti Bursts Labeling