January 16, 2003Build-A-Bear Workshop Has Recalled
"Founding Bear" Stuffed Bears
Louis, Mo (SafetyAlerts)
- Build-A-Bear Workshop has recalled
about 80,000 "Founding Bear" stuffed bears. The nose of the stuffed bear can
be pulled or twisted off, posing a choking hazard to a young child.
Build-A-Bear Workshop has not received any reports of injuries resulting
from these stuffed bears. This recall is being conducted to prevent possible
The recall includes the "Founding Bear," and the "Founding Bear II." The
"Founding Bear" is about 19-inches long, and the "Founding Bear II" is about
18-inches long. Both stuffed bears are chocolate brown and have
cream-colored paws and snout. "OUR FOUNDING BEAR" is written on a cardboard
tag that was originally attached to the bear's ear.
Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and web site sold these stuffed bears
nationwide between March 2000 and December 2002 for between $22 and $25.
Consumers should take these stuffed bears away from young children
immediately. Build-A-Bear Workshop will exchange the bear for any other item
they sell of equal value or provide a Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card.
Consumers should return the stuffed bears to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store
or contact the firm for instructions on mailing the bear. For more
information, call Build-A-Bear Workshop toll-free at (866) 236- 5683 between
9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at