Recall: Starbrights Dragon stuffed animals
On 2015-10-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Starbrights Dragon stuffed animals due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2015.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Build-A-Bear Workshop stuffed animal recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Stuffed / Plush Toys & Accessories category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The satin seam of the stuffed animal can open, allowing the stuffing material to be exposed, posing a choking hazard for young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Starbrights Dragon is covered in a blue furry fabric with silver satin tummy, feet pads, wings and horns. The horns light up and the toy makes a musical sound when the hand is squeezed. The stuffed animal is about 17 inches high. The tracking label ending with 9333 or 9334 for USA and 9337 or 9459 for Canada can be found on the label sewn on the backside of the leg.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55460r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and online at www.buildabear.com between April 2015 and August 2015 for about $25.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the recalled stuffed animal away from children and return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive a coupon for any Build-A-Bear stuffed animal.
Build-A-Bear toll-free at 866-236-5683 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT on Sunday; email ProductHotline@buildabear.com or go to www.buildabear.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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