November 26, 2003

American Greetings Corp. Announces Recall of Crazy Bounce Balls


Name of product: DesignWare® Crazy Bounce Balls

Units: 17,000

Manufacturer: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The balls could break apart, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: This is a 1 1/2-inch multi-colored cluster of green, light green and brick red rubber balls. There are four balls in each package. The packaging has a light green cardboard backer. Model number CBB 1306 and UPC 61526 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 November 2002 through August 2003 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these balls away from young children and dispose of the balls 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.