July 30, 2011 (Washington D.C.)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Bravo Sports is recalling Disney-brand Pogo sticks due to fall and laceration hazards. Bravo and CPSC have received 82 reports of the bottom tip wearing out on the pogo sticks, including five injuries. A 9-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture and chipped a tooth. Another child cut her lip and chin, requiring stitches. Other injuries include scrapes, hits to the head and teeth pushed in.
The products were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, K-mart, Kohls, Target and Toys R Us from February 2009 through June 2011 for about $20.
Hazard: 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.
The recall includes 159,000 pogo sticks. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pogo sticks and contact Bravo Sports for a full refund.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 469-3429
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Reports on SaferProducts.gov
Note: Consumers can visit the search page on SaferProducts.gov to view incident reports about Bravo's recalled pogo sticks.
Description: This recall includes pogo sticks in various 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.
Manufactured in: China
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bravo Sports toll-free at (855) 469-3429 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT or visit the firm's website at www.bravopogorecall.com
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