The California-based advocacy group Center for Environmental Health
says a children's accessory manufactured by St. Louis-based Build-A-Bear
could be, uhm, beary, beary dangerous for the kiddies.
The"Collectibear Pin" (pictured here) has 10 times the federal limit for lead
in children's toys, according to the CEH.
Build-A-Bear refutes that claim. In an article in today's Post-Dispatch
the toy company says that the pin in question passed "rigorous testing" last year.
This isn't the first time CEH has leveled charges at Build-A-Bear.
In 2008 the agency sued Build-A-Bear over claims that a dog collar charm manufactured by the company contained dangerously high levels of lead and other carcinogens.