The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a Pogo Stick recall today involving about 169,000 of the units distributed by Bravo Sports, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
The recall is due to the hazard of the bottom of the pogo stick’s frame tube breaking off or coming apart. Also, a pin holding the spring in place can break, posing laceration and fall hazards to consumers.
So far, Bravo has received 123 reports of incidents involving the pogo sticks, including nine reports of 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.
The pogo sticks were sold nationwide and online by Web retailers from May 2010 through March 2011 for between $25 and $40. If you own one of the models above, it is advised that you stop using it immediately and contact Bravo to receive a full refund.
For additional information, contact 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 at www.bravopogorecall.com.