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Toy Beach Chairs by Build-A-Bear Workshop

Starting date:
May 1, 2009
Posting date:
May 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Toy Beach Chairs by Build-A-Bear Workshop

Product description

This recall involves various toy beach chairs intended as accessories for plush toys sold at Build-A-Bear Workshop. The toy beach chairs feature a folding wooden frame and a solid coloured or striped canvas seating area. Some styles include an attached pillow.

The toy beach chairs can be identified by the following colours and style numbers:

Colours and style numbers of recalled toy beach chairs
Colour Style Number
Blue 102281
Red 107391 or 111566
Pink 107392
Fuchsia 109907 or 111565
Fuchsia/White Stripe 113226
Orange/White Stripe 113227

Hazard identified

A child's fingers or skin can get caught between the folding legs of the chair, causing pinch and laceration hazards.

Build-A-Bear Workshop has received eight reports of incidents where the folding action of the toy beach chair may have caused a finger to be pinched, bruised or cut.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these toy beach chairs.

In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Health Canada, Build-A-Bear Workshop is voluntarily recalling all colours of the toy beach chair.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Toy Safety.

Number sold

Approximately 9,700 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 260,000 units were sold in the United States at Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online.

Time period sold

The recalled toy beach chairs were sold from March 2003 to October 2008 in Canada, and from March 2001 to October 2008 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Build-A-Bear Workshop
St. Louis
Tel: 1-866-236-5683

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the toy beach chairs.

Consumers can exchange the toy beach chairs at their local Build-A-Bear Workshop store for a coupon valued at $10.

For additional information, consumers may contact Build-A-Bear Workshop toll-free at 1-866-236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.