November 16, 2011: Build-A-Bear Recalls Teddy Bear Swimwear Set
About 20,820 swimwear sets with inflatable inner tubes have been recalled due to strangulation hazards.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Build-A-Bear Workshop®, of St. Louis, Missouri, have recalled about 20,820 (19,720 units in the US and 1,100 units in Canada) swimwear sets with inflatable inner tubes. The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard. 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.
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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. The swimwear sets sold at Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 to August 2011 for $12.50.
Whom to Contact
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.
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