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The third week of December, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., of St. Louis, Mo., almost 300,000 ( 284,000 in the United States and 13,200 in Canada) Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears.

The teddy bear’s eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children.

This recall product is a stuffed animal about 16 inches high with black plastic eyes. The bear’s fabric covering is printed with multi-colored heart shapes.The product was sold at Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the U.S. and $23 in Canada.The masks were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the bear from young children and return it to any Build-A-Bear store to receive a coupon for any available stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear. Build-A-Bear can be contacted toll-free at (866) 236-5683 or through their website at www.buildabear.com or email the firm at colorfulhearts@buildabear.com.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.

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