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

Name of product:
Swimwear Set With Inflatable Inner Tube
The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child's head, posing a strangulation hazard.
Recall date:
November 16, 2011
About 19,720 units in the United States and 1,100 units in Canada
Consumer Contact:

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

Recall Details


The inner tube is part of the three-piece Fruit Tutu Bikini swimwear set for teddy bears, which includes a two-piece fruit-print bikini. The inner tube is 9 inches in diameter and pink with white and yellow flowers printed on it. The model number of the swimwear set is 017220 and is located on the price sticker on the "Build-A-Bear" cardboard tag.


Consumers should immediately stop using the inner tube and return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop® store to receive a $5 store coupon. If it is not possible to return the inner tube to a store, consumers may contact the company for information about how to receive a refund.


Build-A-Bear received one report of an incident in which a 3-year-old girl pulled the inner tube over her head and had difficulty removing it.

Sold At:

Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores nationwide and online at from April 2011 to August 2011 for $12.50.

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