A large recall of about 159,000 Bravo Sports Pogo Sticks was just announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Disney licensed its brand name to Bravo for these defective pogo sticks.
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.
To date, Bravo and CPSC have received 82 reports of the bottom tip wearing out on the pogo sticks, including five reports of injuries. A 9-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture and chipped a tooth; another 9-year-old girl cut her lip and chin, requiring stitches. Other injury reports have involved scrapes, hits to the head, and teeth being pushed in.
The recalled Pogo Sticks were manufactured in China; distributed by Bravo Sports of Santa Fe Springs, California; and sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart, Kohls.com, Target and Toys R Us from February 2009 through June 2011 for about $20.
Consumers can visit the CPSCâ€™s SaferProducts.gov to view incident reports about Bravoâ€™s recalled pogo sticks.
This recall includes pogo sticks in a variety of colors. The models included in this 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. The pogo sticks have Disney labels between the handlebars.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the pogo sticks and contact Bravo Sports for a full refund. Bravo Sports can be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.469.3429 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) or at the firmâ€™s website at www.bravopogorecall.com.