Build-A-Bear Workshop Recalls Lapel Pins

Build-A-Bear Workshop Recalls Lapel Pins Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Surface paints on the lapel pin contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Love.Hugs.Peace lapel pins

Units: About 26,500 pins in the United States and 2,200 in Canada

Importer: Build-A-Bear Workshop(r), of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: Surface paints on the lapel pin contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: The 1.5 inch lapel pin features graphics of a heart, bear head, and peace sign all positioned in front of a globe. The words “Love.Hugs.Peace.” appear at the bottom of the pin.

Sold by: Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from July 2009 through October 2010 for $3.50 in the US and $4 (CDN) in Canada.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Stop using the lapel pins and return the lapel pin to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive a $5 store coupon. If it is not possible to return the pin to a store, you can contact the company for alternate instructions on receiving a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Build-A-Bear Workshop toll-free at (866) 236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the company’s website at www.buildabear.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1385

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11298.html

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