By Rita R. Robison
Build-a-Bear is recalling Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears, about 284,000 in the United States and 13,200 in Canada.
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.
Manufactured in China, the bears were sold nationwide by Build-A-Bear Workshops and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the U.S. and $23 in Canada.
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, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.
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 email@example.com.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.