Build-A-Bear Workshop Recalls Lapel Pins Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Surface paints on the lapel pin contain excessive levels of lead.

Recall date: August 04, 2011
Recall number: 11-298
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop Lapel Pin

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    Build-A-Bear Workshop Lapel Pin

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Love.Hugs.Peace lapel pins


Surface paints on the lapel pin contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, please contact Build-A-Bear Workshop toll-free at (866) 236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the company’s website at

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Recall Details


About 26,500 pins in the United States and 2,200 in Canada


The 1.5 inch lapel pin features graphics of a heart, bear head, and peace sign all positioned in front of a globe. The words “Love.Hugs.Peace.” appear at the bottom of the pin.


No injuries have been reported.


Stop using the lapel pins and return the lapel pin to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive a $5 store coupon. If it is not possible to return the pin to a store, you can contact the company for alternate instructions on receiving a refund.

Sold at

Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at from July 2009 through October 2010 for $3.50 in the US and $4 (CDN) in Canada.


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

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  • Build-A-Bear Workshop Lapel Pin