A large product recall of about 169,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Pogo Sticks has been initiated, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recall was initiated following injuries to children playing with the defective pogo sticks.
Recalled pogo sticks include the Rocket Stick Pogo, Pop Stick Pogo, Monster Stick Pogo, and Twin Stick Pogo sticks.
The defective pogo sticks were manufactured in China and distributed by Bravo Sports, of Santa Fe Springs, California and sold at mass merchandisers nationwide and online by Internet retailers from May 2010 through March 2011 for between $25 and $40.
The product recall was initiated because 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.
To date, Bravo has received 123 reports of incidents involving the pogo sticks, including nine reports of injuries, including 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 colors. The words 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.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled pogo sticks and contact Bravo to receive a full refund. Bravo toll-free can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.992.9905 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s website at www.bravopogorecall.com.