On March 16th, 2011, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bravo Sports of Santa Fe Springs, CA, announced a voluntary recall of several models of their pogo sticks due to a potential breakage hazard that could lead to a fall or laceration hazard.
What do you need to know about this recall?
About 169,000 of these items were sold through mass merchandisers nationwide and online by web retailers from May 2010 through March 2011 for $25 and $40. The bottom of the pogo stick's frame tube has the potential to break or come apart and a pin holding the spring in place can also break, posing laceration and fall hazards to consumers.
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 colours. 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.
What should you do if you own or have purchased any of these products?
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.