Recall news

AP News
Posted: Aug 04, 2011 3:10 PM

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: Love.Hugs.Peace lapel pins imported by Build-A-Bear Workshop of St. Louis, Mo.; sold at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at from July 2009 through October 2010. The pins were manufactured in China. The 1.5 inch lapel pins feature graphics of a heart, bear head, and peace sign all positioned in front of a globe and the words "Love.Hugs.Peace." appear at the bottom.

WHY: Surface paints on the lapel pin contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

INCIDENTS: No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 26,500 pins in the United States and 2,200 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Build-A-Bear Workshop at 866-236-5683 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Saturday or visit the company's website at



DETAILS: Circo and Do Your Room step stools with storage imported by Target Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn.; sold at Target stores nationwide and online at from January 2007 through October 2010. The step stools were manufactured in China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand. The wooden step stools have two steps and come in various colors including natural, natural and red, white and honey.

WHY: The wooden step stools can break apart or collapse under the weight of the user, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: Target has received 26 reports of the stools breaking or collapsing. Two adults fractured their wrists; one of them also fractured her hip and pelvis. Additionally, six children and one adult suffered scrapes and bruising.

HOW MANY: About 206,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Target at 800-440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at