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Warning to Parents: Build-a-Bear Workshop Recalls Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears

The eyes on the Colorful Hearts Teddy pose a choking hazard to children, according to the Build-A-Bear Workshop website.

Build-A-Bear Workshop recently recalled Colorful Hearts Teddy bears.

The recalled Colorful Hearts Teddy bears were sold at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores from April to December 2011.

According to the Build-A-Bear Workshop website, certain production runs of the bear used substandard fabric that could tear around the eyes, possibly resulting in the eyes falling out and presenting a potential choking hazard.

Build-A-Bear Workshop issued a safety recall notice of the Colorful Hearts Teddy on its website. The recall was a joint recall between Build-A-Bear Workshop, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, according to a notice on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada websites.

The model number of the Teddy bears impacted by the recall is 017107. The website stated that consumers should return the Colorful Hearts Teddy to their local Build-A-Bear Workshop store.

The bear can then be exchanged for a coupon redeemable for an available animal of their choosing, according to the Build-A-Bear Workshop recall notice.

Additional information can be received by calling 1-866-236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

The  is located at 7 Backus Ave., Danbury.

The other Connecticut locations are:

  • Westfarms Mall, 58 Westfarms Mall, Farmington
  • Westfield Trumbull, 5065 Main St., Trumbull
  • The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, 194 Buckland Hills Dr., Manchester
  • Crystal Mall, 850 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford
Kellyanne Koemp January 02, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I feel badly for the kids and their parent who made this stuffed animal a "Lovey" just try prying this bear away from those kids, shame on build a bear :(
Someone January 02, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Hmmm...wonder if these were made overseas....you get what you pay for

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