Grand Rapids consumers who purchased a Disney-branded pogo stick distributed by Bravo Sports are being alerted to a voluntary recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, due to a number of injuries to children. Some of the injuries are serious.
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, posing a laceration hazard.
Bravo and CPSC have received 82 reports of the bottom tip wearing out on the pogo sticks, including five reports of injuries. A nine-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture and chipped a tooth. Other injuries included chin and lip cuts, requiring stitches, and scrapes, hits to the head, and pushed in teeth.
The recall involves approximately 159,000 units of the Disney-branded pogo stick sold from February 2009 through June 2011 at Kmart, Target, Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory stores in the Grand Rapids area and nationwide, as well as at Kohls.com.
The recalled models include:
- Disney Hannah Montana Pogo Stick
- Disney/Pixar Toy Story Cruising Cool Pogo Stick
- Disney/Pixar Cars Pogo Stick
- Disney Princess Pogo Stick
- Disney Fairies Cruising Cool Pogo Stick
The pogo sticks have Disney labels between the handlebars – look for manufacturing date codes between 01/01/2009-022CO and 11/30/2010-022CO on a clear label on the stem of the pogo stick near the foot pedals.
Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the product and contact Bravo for a full refund. You may call Bravo at 855-469-3429 or visit their website.
CPSC recall announcement
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