Folding Toy Beach Chairs Recalled by Build-A-Bear Workshop Due to Laceration Hazard

This toy chair legs can bruise, pinch or cut fingers if caught while folding.

May 14, 2009
Release # 09-220

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 236-5683
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Folding Toy Beach Chair for Stuffed Animals

Units: About 260,000 chairs in the United States and 9,700 in Canada

Importer: Build-A-Bear Workshop®, of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: This toy chair legs can bruise, pinch or cut fingers if caught while folding.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been eight injuries reported.

Description: This recall involves a wood frame, canvas seat, toy beach chair for stuffed animals. Some styles include an attached pillow. The toy chairs are blue (style #'s 002281, 004463, 009907, 011565, 102281, 109907, 111565), red (style #'s 007391, 011566, 107391, 111566), fuchsia/white stripe (style #'s 013226, 113226), Orange/white stripe (style #'s 013227, 113227).

Sold by: Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at from March 2001 through October 2008 for about $8 in the US and from March 2003 through October 2008 in for about $10 in Canada.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the toy beach chair to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive an $8 USD/$10 CDN store coupon. If it is not possible to return the toy chair to a store, you can contact the company for alternate instructions on receiving a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact the Build-A-Bear Workshop toll-free at (866) 236-5683 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, Saturday 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the company's Web site at (PDF)

Note: Health Canada's press release can be seen at

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