'Tacky' souvenirs disappear from 9/11 Museum shop

People visit the National 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York.
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If you want a novelty 9/11 commemorative "search and rescue vest" for your dog, you may soon no longer find it at the 9/11 Museum gift shop.

Critics had previously called out several items sold at the site commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as rather tasteless, but the museum defended them as necessary for revenue.

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But now, items such as a 9/11 cheese plate shaped like the lower 48 states and dotted with three hearts marking the attack locations will be removed from the store's inventory. The foundation director, Joe Daniels, also said in an interview that the group will consult victims' families on what is being offered at the museum.

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