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Recall: Swimwear Set With Inflatable Inner Tube


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by Titania Jordan
January 16, 2012

Product: 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.

Sold at: Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores nationwide and online at from April 2011 to August 2011 for $12.50

Date: November 16, 2011

Manufactured in: China

Importer: Build-A-Bear Workshop®, of St. Louis

Problem: The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Build-A-Bear received one report of an incident in which a 3-year-old girl pulled the inner tube over her head and had difficulty removing it.

Action: Consumers should immediately stop using the inner tube and return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop® store to receive a $5 store coupon. If it is not possible to return the inner tube to a store, consumers may contact the company for information about how to receive a refund.

More Information: Health Canada’s press release is available at