Ikea Recalling 57,000 Teddy Bears That Could Pose Hazard To ChildrenOct 17, 2002 | AP Ikea Corp. is recalling about 57,000 teddy bears because plastic beads inside the bears could come out, posing a hazard to young children who might accidentally inhale them.
The Swedish furniture company, with U.S. operations based in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, has not received any reports of incidents, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
The recalled bears are red, yellow, blue and black and are about 6 inches (15 centimeters) tall. The bears have the name "SNUTTIG" on the product label, along with model number 700-371-56, manufacturer code 17596 and the words "Made in Indonesia."
Ikea stores nationwide sold the bears from August 2001 through September 2002.