Pogo Sticks Recalled by Bravo Sports Due to Risk of Serious Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Pogo Sticks
Units: About 169,000
Distributor: Bravo Sports, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Hazard: The bottom of the pogo stick's frame tube can break or come apart and a pin holding the spring in place can break, posing laceration and fall hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers nationwide and online by Web retailers from May 2010 through March 2011 for between $25 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pogo sticks and contact Bravo to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: 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
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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