Ty Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Ty Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Ty data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 2,400 individuals.


Ty is an American plush toy manufacturer and creator of Beanie Babies. Founded in 1986 by Ty Warner, Ty designs, develops, and sells soft toy products, including Beanie Boos, Squish-A-Boos, Ty Puffies, and Mini Boo Clips. In 1994, Ty launched the Beanie Babies craze and went on to produce more than 370 different Beanie Babies. In fact, Ty still produces Beanie Babies to this day. Sold in more than 150 countries worldwide, Ty has become the largest soft toy manufacturer the world.2 Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Ty employs over 200 individuals and boasts annual sales of over $1 billion.


On April 26, 2023, Ty discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Ty determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information between April 21 and April 26, 2023. On September 15, 2023, Ty began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information

If you received a breach notification letter from Ty Inc. :

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Ty data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in free credit monitoring service provided by Ty Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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