Build-A-Bear Fined $600,000 for Defective Toy Chair

A warning to parents this holiday season concerning a popular beach chair made specifically for children.  Build-A-Bear Workshop will have to shell out $600,000 to settle allegations concerning possible dangers of the toy, including fingertip amputation.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the fine.

The CPSC says the company, which is based in St. Louis, MO knew the beach chairs were dangerous well before they notified the agency in March of 2009.  In fact, the company actually began receiving reports in July of 2007, that the toys could pinch, lacerate or cut off a child’s fingertip if it were caught between the chair’s wooden frame as it bended or folded.

The chairs, which were sold as an accessory to company’s popular stuffed animals, were voluntarily recalled in May of 2009 after Build-a-Bear stopped selling the product in October of 2008.

As many as 200,000 of the toy chairs were sold between 2001 and 2008.

Attorney Jeffrey Killino’s focus is on keeping kids safe and knows problems associated with your children through no fault of their own is a very serious matter and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was injured or has developed a serious illness, or worse, as a result of a recalled, faulty or dangerous product, please contact dangerous baby product lawyer Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.