Bravo Sports and the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) have announced a voluntary recall of around 169,000 pogo sticks due to their potential to cause serious injury.
It’s possible for the bottom of the pogo stick’s frame tube to break or come apart and a pin holding the spring in place can also break, posing laceration and fall hazards to consumers.
Bravo Sports (of Santa Fe Springs, California) has received 123 reports of incidents involving the pogo sticks, nine reports were incidents involving injuries. Injuries include one report of a child who chipped a tooth and required stitches for a facial laceration, another child who chipped a tooth and one child who fell after the pogo stick broke and knocked out a tooth.
This recall involves the Rocket Stick Pogo, Pop Stick Pogo, Monster Stick Pogo and Twin Stick Pogo. They were sold in red, green and blue colors. Rocket, Pop, Monster or Twin are printed on the stem and on the foot pedals. Only pogo sticks with manufacturing date codes between 04/01/2010 – 046HE and 10/31/2010 – 046HE are included in the recall. The manufacturing date code is located on a white label underneath the foot pedal or on the stem of the pogo near the foot pedals.
These pogo sticks were manufactured in China and were sold at mass merchandisers nationwide and online by internet retailers from May 2010 through March 2011. Prices ranged from between $25 and $40.
Use of the affected pogo sticks should stop immediately, Bravo Sports can be contacted for a full refund.
Bravo toll-free at (877) 992-9905 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website: www.bravopogorecall.com