February 6, 2001
Release # 01-079
Pottery Barn Kids Recall Hotline: (866) 428-6467
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

CPSC, Pottery Barn Kids Announce Recall of Wooden Pull Toys

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,900 wooden dog pull toys. Wooden pegs can come off of these pull toys, posing a choking hazard to young children. Pottery Barn Kids has received a report of one peg coming off of the toy. No injuries have been reported.

The wooden dog pull toy is about 10 inches long and about 5 inches high. The dog's legs are attached to wooden wheels with small pegs. A black string with a large wooden ball on the end is connected to the front of the toy. There is no writing on the toy.

The Pottery Barn Kids store in Corte Madera, Calif., and Pottery Barn Outlet stores in Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Ohio sold these pull toys from June 2000 through January 2001 for about $6.

Consumers should take these pull toys away from young children immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call Pottery Barn Kids at (866) 428-6467 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Saturday.
Picture of Wooden Dog Pull Toy