Hallmark issues warning about leaking card

16th December 2005, Comments 0 comments

16 December 2005, AMSTERDAM — Hallmark issued a warning in the Netherlands about one of its Christmas cards on Friday.

16 December 2005

AMSTERDAM — Hallmark issued a warning in the Netherlands about one of its Christmas cards on Friday.

In adverts published in newspapers, Hallmark cautioned the public about its 'snow globe' card, which features a liquid snow landscape in a window.

The liquid, which smells like diesel fuel, can leak when the card is opened. Coming into contact with the liquid can cause nausea and dizziness, Hallmark said. People who touch the fluid could also experience irritation to the eyes and skin.

The card was part of the 'Special Products' collection, sold in packs of five for EUR 4.95. The article number on the back of the Christmas card is 75687.

Hallmark has withdrawn the defective card and is advising members of the public who have the card to throw it a chemical rubbish container or to return it to the shop, if the card gives off a "penetrating odour".

The company stressed the problem relates to only one type of card, and that all its other products are safe.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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