It was announced yesterday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that a voluntary recall of Pogo Sticks made by Bravo Sports of Santa Fe Springs, California. According to the recall alert, the bottom of the pogo stick frame is prone to breaking apart; causing the pin that holds the bouncing spring to break off. When this happens, the pogo becomes a hazardous fall risk, and the spring a laceration hazard. Consumers should stop using the pogo sticks until it is confirmed that it is not involved in the recall.
Apparently Bravo Sports has received over 100 reports of breaking incidents involving the pogo sticks, nine of which apparently caused injury. One of the reported cases involved the facial laceration of a child, and two others who suffered facial injuries.
The description of the dangerous pogos sticks is as follows: Only the pogos with the names Pop Stick Pogo, Rocket Stick Pogo, Monster Stick Pogo and Twin Stick Pogo. These pogo sticks some in blue, red, and green. It is important to note that only sticks with manufacturing date codes between 04/01/2010 – 046HE and 10/31/2010 – 046HE are included in the recall effort. The date and code can be found the white label underneath the foot pedal or on the stem of the pogo. If you have a recalled pogo stick, contact Bravo for a full refund.
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