Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

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

The Colorful Hearts teddy bear’s eyes could loosen and fall out.

Recall date: December 23, 2011
Recall number: 12-068

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears

Hazard:

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

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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Recall Details

Units

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

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.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

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.

Sold at

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.

Manufacturer(s)

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

Manufactured in

China