Build-A-Bear Recalls Sulley Stuffed Monster Because Plastic Eyes Are Not A Tasty Treat

If the label number (circled in red above) on your Build-A-Bear Sullie ends in 4384, 4385, or 4387, then it has been recalled.

If the label number (circled in red above) on your Build-A-Bear Sulley ends in 4384, 4385, or 4387, then it has been recalled.

In the pixar movies Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, the character of Sulley is supposed to be terrifying to children. In real life, the stuffed toy version of Sulley from Build-A-Bear apparently poses enough of a choking hazard to children that it’s been recalled in the U.S. and Canada.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the monster’s eye can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

In case you bought one of these toys for your kid and somehow weren’t also subjected to countless viewings of either of these movies, there’s a picture of the doll in question above.

There’s also this description from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Sulley is a furry blue creature from the Monsters movies. The Build-A-Bear stuffed monster is covered in blue furry fabric with purple spots, horn on its head and has blue eyes measuring about 1 inch in diameter. The stuffed monster is about 17 inches high and 10.5 inches wide.

The specific Sulleys being recalled were sold during June 2013 in Build-A-Bear workshops in North America, and online at Recalled toys have tracking label numbers ending in 4384 or 4385 (for U.S. consumers) and 4378 (for Canadians). The numbers, also shown in the image above, can be found on a sewn in label on the backside of the leg of the Sulley doll.

If you have one of these toys, CPSC says it should be immediately be taken back to any Build-A-Bear store for a coupon for any replacement stuffed animal from the company.

Customers with questions can call Build-A-Bear toll-free at (866) 236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, and on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT. You can also email the company at

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