Biggest Toy Recalls of 2009

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iVillage Staff on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:50AM

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Toy recalls from reputable brands make headlines every day, but unless you're glued to the news you may not realize that they could be hiding in your kid's toy box. Yikes! Here are some of this year's biggest toy recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission so far.

Folding Toy Beach Chair for
Build-A-Bear Dolls

RECALL DATE: May 14, 2009

COMPANY/BRAND: Build-A-Bear Workshop, of St. Louis, Mo.

THE HAZARD: This toy's chair legs can bruise, pinch or cut fingers if caught while folding.

DESCRIPTION: This recall involves a wooden-framed toy beach chair with canvas seat for stuffed animals. Some chair styles include an attached pillow. The toy chairs and style numbers are: blue (002281; 004463; 009907; 011565; 102281; 109907; 111565), red (007391; 011566; 107391; 111566), fuchsia and white stripe (013226; 113226), orange and white stripe (013227; 113227).

SOLD AT: Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at the company's Web site from March 2001 through October 2008 for approximately $8 in the U.S. and from March 2003 through October 2008 for approximately $10 in Canada.

WHAT TO DO: Return the toy beach chair to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive an $8 USD/$10 CDN store coupon. Or, you can contact the Build-A-Bear Workshop at (866) 236-5683 or visit the company's Web site for additional instructions on receiving a refund.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Folding Toy Beach Chair for Build-A-Bear Dolls

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