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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 1996

Release # 96-060
CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Tuesday Morning Inc. Announce Cobbler Bench Toy Recall

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.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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