Build-A-Bear Recalls Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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Name of Product: Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears
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Units: 284,000 in the United States and 13,200 in Canada
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Manufacturer: Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.
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Hazard: The teddy bear¿s eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children.
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Incidents/Injuries: None reported
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Description: The Colorful Hearts Teddy is a stuffed animal about 16 inches high with black plastic eyes. The bear¿s fabric covering is printed with multi-colored heart shapes.
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Sold by: Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the U.S. and $23 in Canada.
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Manufactured in: China
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Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled teddy bear from children and return it to any Build-A-Bear store to receive a coupon for any available stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear.
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Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (866) 236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT and on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, visit the firm¿s website www.buildabear.com or email the firm at colorfulhearts@buildabear.com
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Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1504

( December 23, 2011 )

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Name of Product: Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears


Units: 284,000 in the United States and 13,200 in Canada


Manufacturer: Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.


Hazard: The teddy bear¿s eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children.


Incidents/Injuries: None reported


Description: The Colorful Hearts Teddy is a stuffed animal about 16 inches high with black plastic eyes. The bear¿s fabric covering is printed with multi-colored heart shapes.


Sold by: Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the U.S. and $23 in Canada.


Manufactured in: China


Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled teddy bear from children and return it to any Build-A-Bear store to receive a coupon for any available stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (866) 236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT and on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, visit the firm¿s website www.buildabear.com or email the firm at colorfulhearts@buildabear.com


Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1504

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