November 26, 2003


American Greetings Corp. Announces Recall of Zipper Pulls


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.

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.