Build-A-Bear Recalls 19,720 Teddy Bear Swimwear Sets: Strangulation Hazard

recalled-swimearBuild-A-Bear Workshop is recalling approximately 19,720 Swimwear Sets with and inflatable inner tube because the inner tube can be a strangulation hazard for small children. There have been reports of young children pulling the accessory over their heads and having difficulty removing them, though no injuries have been reported as of the date of this post.

Consumers are advised to stop using the inner tube immediately, and return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop® store to receive a $5 store coupon. If you are unable to return the product to a store, you should contact Build-A-Bear Workshop via their website at for information about how to receive a refund.

The inner tube is part of the three-piece Fruit Tutu Bikini swimwear set for teddy bears, which includes a two-piece fruit-print bikini. The inner tube is 9 inches in diameter and pink with white and yellow flowers printed on it. The model number of the swimwear set is 017220 and is located on the price sticker on the “Build-A-Bear” cardboard tag.

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