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Build-A-Bear Product Recalled for Choking Risks

Build-A-Bear products are commonly advertised with the tagline "Where Best Friends Are Made". Build-A-Bear is the only global company to offer an interactive make-your-own-stuffed-animal experience, and children across the world treasure their stuffed teddy bears, bunnies, dogs and other animals. However, it is important for parents to be advised of recent safety concerns with Build-A-Bear products before they buy their child a new stuffed animal.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada have voluntarily recalled the Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears for choking hazards posed to young children. 284,000 teddy bears in the U.S. and 13,200 teddy bears in Canada were recalled on December 23, 2011 after it was discovered that the teddy bear's eyes could become loose and fall out. The Colorful Hearts Teddy is a stuffed animal that sits about 16 inches high and has black plastic eyes. If you own a Colorful Hearts Teddy, it is recommended that you return the teddy bear to any Build-A-Bear Workshop for a coupon redeemable for any stuffed animal in the store.

Product recalls by the CPSC are meant to protect consumers from potentially dangerous hazards. If you or someone you know has been injured from a defective product, contact a Houston product liability lawyer for legal representation. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, the touchstone of our practice is our commitment to help those who have been wrongfully injured. We strive to alleviate suffering by helping our clients win compensation for their personal injury claims. A Houston personal injury attorney is waiting to help you, so call today.


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