Build-A-Bear Workshop stores are extremely popular among kids and their
parents. Unfortunately, one of the company’s stuffed animals has
a serious defect that poses a hazard to small children.
The child product recall specifically involves 33,600 Starbrights Dragon
stuffed animals. They were sold at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and on
the company’s website between April 2015 and August 2015 for about $25.
According to the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the satin seam of the stuffed animal can open, allowing the stuffing
material to be exposed. Given that young children are prone to putting
everything in their mouths, the defective seams pose a serious choking
risk. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
For parents who are concerned that the recalled stuffed animal may be in
their child’s toy box, the CPSC describes the Starbrights Dragon
as a blue furry dragon with a 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.
Given the choking hazard, parents and caregivers should immediately take
the recalled stuffed animal away from children and return it to any Build-A-Bear
Workshop store. Consumers will then receive a coupon for any Build-A-Bear