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Consumer product recall

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. recalls Starbrights Dragon

Starting date:
October 22, 2015
Posting date:
October 22, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Affected products

Starbrights Dragon

Product description

Starbrights Dragon is covered in a blue furry fabric with 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 43 centimetres (17 inches) in length.

Products with tracking labels 1059337 or 1059459 in Canada, and products with tracking labels 1059333 or 1059334 in the United States are affected.  These numbers can be found on the label sewn on the backside of the leg.   

Hazard identified

The satin seam of the stuffed animal can open, allowing the stuffing material to be exposed, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Neither Health Canada nor Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this toy.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 990 units of the recalled toys were sold in Canada and approximately 20,500 units in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold at Build-A-Bear Workshops and sold online at between April 24, 2015 and August 19, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Yangzhou Ever Toys, Co., Ltd.
Yangzhou City
Jiangsu Province
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
St. Louis

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled stuffed animal away from children and return it to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive a coupon for any Build-A-Bear stuffed animal.

For more information, consumers may contact Build-A-Bear toll free at 1-866-236-5683 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, on Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT and on Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. CST or by email. Consumers can also visit the firm's website and click on the Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.