Bravo Sports’ Disney Pogo Sticks Recalled Due To Fall & Laceration Hazards
Around 159,000 Disney licensed Pogo Sticks from Bravo Sports’ have been recalled due to a fall hazard. The bottom rubber tip attached to the pogo stick frame can wear out prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Also, the end caps on the handlebars can come off, exposing sharp edges. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
So far, Bravo and CPSC have received 82 reports of the bottom tip wearing out on the pogo sticks, including five reports of injuries. Scrapes hits to the head and teeth pushed in have been reported. Also, a 9-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture and chipped a tooth while yet another 9-year-old girl cut her lip and chin, requiring stitches.
The pogo sticks involved in the recall are the Disney Hannah Montana Pogo Stick, the Disney/Pixar Toy Story Cruising Cool Pogo Stick, the Disney/Pixar Cars Pogo Stick, the Disney Princess Pogo Stick and the Disney Fairies Cruising Cool Pogo Stick. Each one of these pogo sticks have Disney labels between the handlebars and the manufacturing date codes between 01/01/2009-022CO and 11/30/2010-022CO are on a clear label on the stem of the pogo stick near the foot pedals.
The sticks were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart, Kohls.com, Target and Toys R Us from February 2009 through June 2011 for about $20.
If your child is currently using one of these pogo sticks, please contact Bravo Sports for a full refund – toll-free at (855) 469-3429 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT or visit the firm’s website at www.bravopogorecall.com.
Source & Images: CPSC