Build-A-Bear Issues Recall For Their Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears

Over 290,000 Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Build-A-Bear due to a choking hazard.

The issue: The teddy bear’s eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children. So far no injuries have been reported.

The Colorful Hearts Teddy isn’t hard to miss. It 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 bear was sold in Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the U.S. and $23 in Canada.

If you currently own one of these toys please take it away from your child 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 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 colorfulhearts@buildabear.com