Approximately 169,000 pogo sticks made by Bravo Sports are being recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
123 issues related to the Bravo Sports pogo stick were reported, at least nine of them were reported as injuries. In a release, the CPSC indicated that the bottom of the pogo sticks and the pins which held the spring in place can break.
Injuries that were reported from use of the defective pogo sticks included broken teeth and a cut. One report regarded a child who chipped a tooth and received a facial laceration that required stitches. Another report was of child whose tooth was chipped. A third injury report was of a child who fell when the pogo stick broke, knocking out a tooth in the process.
The recalled pogo sticks go by the names “Pop Stick Pogo”, “Monster Stick Pogo”, “Bravo Sports Rocket Stick Pogo”, and “Twin Stick Pogo”. The name of the pogo stick is on the stem and foot pedals. There were available in red, green and blue.
The recall is for pogo sticks that were manufactured from 04/01/2010 to 10/31/2010. The manufactured date is found on a while label on the stem or under the foot pedals, and also includes the code 046HE after the date.
The pogo sticks were sold by major retailers and online, usually for between $25 to $40, from March 2010 through March 2011.
The CPSC advises owners to immediately stop using the pogo sticks and call Bravo Sports at (877) 992-9905 or visit bravopogorecall.com to arrange for a complete refund.