(Teddy Bear Joints)
Teddies have cardboard joints held together by bent metal split
pins. Over the years the cardboard cracks and breaks and the metal
pins rust and break. Whilst a Teddy is in the hospital having a
joint replaced it is common sense to replace them all.
If the Teddy is for an adult then it can be fitted with replacement cardboard joints. However, if the Teddy is to be used by children then EEC regulations stipulate that these must be plastic joints (which do not come apart and provide small metal parts that may be swallowed).