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November 26, 2003

CPSC, American Greetings Corp. Announce Recall of Zipper Pulls

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: DesignWare® Zipper Pulls

Units: 122,700

Manufacturer/Importer: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The product could separate and detach from the zipper, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This accessory item consists of a 2-inch plastic blue or purple butterfly-shaped photo holder that can be attached to a zipper. There are four items in a package. The packaging has a pink/hot pink cardboard backer. Model number ZPL 1820 and UPC 18100 72866 are written on the back of the packaging.

Sold at: The product was sold at discount, toy, drug, grocery, party and specialty/gift stores nationwide from January 2001 through November 2003 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should dispose of the zipper pulls immediately. Consumers can contact the firm for a coupon redeemable wherever American Greetings' products are sold.

Consumer Contact: Call American Greetings Corp. at (800) 777-4891 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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