November 26, 2003CPSC, American Greetings Corp. Announce
Recall of Cloth Santa Decorations Sold at Wal-Mart
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
Name of product: Cloth Santa decoration
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
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.