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November 26, 2003

CPSC, American Greetings Corp. Announce Recall of Cloth Santa Decorations Sold at Wal-Mart

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: Cloth Santa decoration

Units: 500

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

Hazard: The beaded nose on the cloth Santa decoration could detach, posing an aspiration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This is an 8-inch, stuffed, plush Santa decoration with a bean bag-type fill material. Santa is outfitted in a traditional red and white suit with black and white spotted trim. He is wearing green gloves and black boots. Model #UX UGF 121J and UPC 61526 09253 are written on the display tag.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from October 2003 through November 2003 for less than $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove these decorations from any display and keep out of reach of children. Consumers should return the item to Wal-Mart for a refund.

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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