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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Pound-A-Peg


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  • Brightly Colored
  • Smooth-sanded wood pieces
  • Helps build early shape, color and size differentiation skills
  • Wooden Hammer included
  • Recommended Age Rating is 2 Years and up
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 3.5 x 5 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B00005LOXV
  • Item model number: 496
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 2 - 2 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,478 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Pound-A-Peg

From the Manufacturer

Incredible value and superior craftsmanship make this item a top seller and childhood favorite. Brightly colored, smooth-sanded pieces help build early shape, color and size differentiation skills. Pound the eight wooden pegs into the wooden bench, then flip it over to repeat again and again! Wooden hammer included. Ages 2+ 11 x 5 x 3.5

Customer Reviews

The pegs would fall through the holes.
Trinky Jones
I really enjoyed playing with pound a pegs as a kid and recently purchased this one for my daughter as I thought she would like it too.
Sara2883
Very disappointed in this toy, and I'll pay more attention when purchasing Melissa and Doug toys again.
lisa v

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By LizK on February 26, 2002
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This toy feel apart on us not once but three times. First the head fell off the hammer the very first time my son used it. My husband thought that they had just not glued it well enough and just got out the wood glue to fix it no soon then we gave it to my son again and one of the sides fell off. My son is a typical little boy but he is not hard on his toys and was not using this in an unusual way. He has a similar toy at the montessori school that he goes to and loves it, but this is just too frustrating for him. We will be returning this toy and complaining to the manufacturer. It has the potential of being a 4 star toy if the thing would just stay together.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie VINE VOICE on October 30, 2006
We've had this poundy bench for about two years and through a lot of rough use, we've never had a problem with it. The holes have a rubberized ring inside that provide resistance to the pegs, which fit just fine. The wood is extremely durable (although now pockmarked by the hammer, which is a testament to the quality). The hammer has never come apart, split or otherwise been damaged.

This is the best poundy bench I saw when shopping for them in person and I'm glad I bought a durable, solid wood bench.
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73 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 5, 2009
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**********PRODUCT RECALLED UNSAFE FOR CHILDREN*************************
Hazard Identified
Testing by Health Canada has revealed that the surface paint on the toys contains barium in excess of the allowable limit.

Some forms of barium are safely used in medical and commercial applications, while other forms of barium can be toxic, causing adverse health effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps as well as more severe symptoms. Children's toys coated with paint containing barium in excess of the allowable limit are strictly prohibited in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of this product.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Health Canada's: Toy Safety Tips.
Corrective Action
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Connie VINE VOICE on February 26, 2011
I'm getting a little tired of Melissa and Doug. This company is so appealing on the surface, and for that reason my little boy has been receiving, as gifts, toys made by them since he was born. Some of their toys have been great, some have been horrible, and some are so-so. This one is so-so.

I don't know why there's no toymaker on the planet that can get this toy right. I have two other versions of this pound-a-peg notion. One of them is unusable because it is so hard to get the pegs hammered thru the holes, it just sits in the basement. Wonderworld Hammer Bench. I literally can't move the pegs through the holes without putting my full upper-body strength into it.

The other one is a brand I can't remember at the moment and its holes are so irregularly-sized that thru some of the holes, the pegs just slide without being whacked at all. One or two of the holes is properly sized.

This Melissa and Doug offering is similar to the second one I mentioned. There are eight pegs and eight holes. I think two of the holes are properly sized and the others are either way too loose or pretty much too loose. It is maddening that they pay such little attention to quality control.

Even the Melissa and Doug toys that I really love (mostly the puzzles) have QC issues.

Melissa and Doug really need to look in the mirror and decide what their mission is. For now, they seem to be cruising on an ill-deserved reputation as a high-quality toymaker.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 11, 2002
As soon as my daughter got two pounds into the pound-a-peg, the mallet head fell off of the mallet, and then soon after the side fell off the bench. I was going to return the [$$] toy... but... I have decided to go straight to the manufacturer. This toy is unusable, and based on the other similar review, I don't think my pound-a-peg has a fluke defect.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Hip RN Mama VINE VOICE on August 27, 2006
I usually rave about Melissa & Doug Toys, but this one is awful! We took it out of the packaging and some of the pegs fell right to the ground through the holes. The holes were not all the same sizes (though they are supposed to be), nor were the pegs because there were some pegs that would work in certain holes and not others, but there were some holes that none of the pegs fit in without falling through. Some pegs were super tight in certain holes and couldn't be pounded properly without lots of force and others were pretty loose and one pound would knock them through. I ended up just pitching it after a while as there was no learning benefit to the toy. It was a gift, so I didn't have a receipt for it. The other reviewrs mentioned problems with the hammer... We never had any troule with it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Laura L. Nuckles on January 27, 2010
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I was expecting an old fashioned wooden pound-a-peg that my grandson could pound with the wooden mallet. This was not it. It is slick and shiny - that's o.k. except there is no resistance for the pegs. They slide almost without being touched. My grandson loved the original wooden one that he could actually hammer. This one can't be hammered, the pegs simply fall thru, except for one that was stuck when I received it and even with hammering it hasn't budged. He and I are very disappointed in the Wooden Poundless-Peg toy.
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