About 3,100 Classic Sport Super Bounce Pogo Sticks are being recalled by Sportcraft Ltd., of Budd Lake, New Jersey, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled pogo sticks immediately and the CPSC notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The aluminum rivets on the pogo stickâ€™s frame tubes can break and cause the support clamp to detach and release the spring, posing fall and laceration hazards to consumers. To date, Sportcraft has received three reports of incidents with the recalled pogo sticks, including two reports of injuries to the consumersâ€™ inner thigh and hands requiring medical attention.
This recall involves Classic Sport Super Bounce pogo sticks, which are silver and blue with â€œClassic Sportâ€ printed on the front. This recall involves pogo sticks manufactured in February 2010 that have Sportcraft identification number 4112777F19414-02/10 printed on a tracking label on the base of the foot pedals.
The recalled Classic Sport Super Bounce Pogo Sticks, which were manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at The Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2010 through October 2010 for about $40.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pogo sticks and return the product to any The Sports Authority location. Consumers will receive a full refund of $39.99 plus tax. Sportcraft can be reached, toll-free, at (800) 526-0244 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at the firmâ€™s website at www.sportcraft.com
Help filing claims and other legal assistance for the victims of a defective toys such as the Classic Sport Super Bounce Pogo Sticks is available at www.toyinjuries.com.