About 297,200 teddy bears have been recalled due to choking hazards.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, have recalled about 297,200 (284,000 in the US and 13,200 in Canada) Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears. The teddy bear's eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children. No injuries have been reported.
Do You Own This Product?
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. The bears sold at Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the US and $23 in Canada.
Whom to Contact
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. For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (866) 236-5683 between 8 AM and 8 PM CST, Monday through Friday, on Saturday between 9 AM and 6 PM CST, and on Sunday between 10 AM and 4 PM CST, or visit the firm's website www.buildabear.com.