January 16, 1996


Release # 96-060

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tuesday Morning, Inc., Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 1,164 wooden cobbler bench toys. The product is a banned hazardous substance under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because the toy contains balls which measure less than 1.75 inches in diameter. In addition, if the toy is dropped, small pieces of wood may splinter off. The small balls and splinters may present a choking or asphyxiation hazard to children under three years old.

The wooden cobbler set, item PO-418, contains a bench, a mallet, and four different color balls. The toys were sold in boxes labeled in part, "POLO TOYS cobbler bench***PO- 418***MADE IN CHINA***Ages 1 to 3 years***." Tuesday Morning stores sold the toy nationwide between October 12, 1995 and December 1, 1995 for about $6.

This matter came to CPSC's attention after a consumer complaint. To date, neither Tuesday Morning, Inc. nor CPSC is aware of any injuries involving this toy. The company initiated the recall at CPSC's request.

Consumers should immediately take these toys away from children and return the toys to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also send the toys to the firm's headquarters at 14621 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75244 for a full refund plus mailing costs. For more information, consumers should call Tuesday Morning, Inc. at (800) 457-0099.