Recall: Disney Themed Pogo Sticks
On 2011-07-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Disney Themed Pogo Sticks due to a potential fall and laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2009 for about $20.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Bravo Sports pogo stick recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Ride-on Toys (w/out motors) category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 10 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 469-3429
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What is the problem?
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.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
Note: Disney licensed its brand name to Bravo Sports
These items were sold new+ at Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart, Kohls.com, Target and Toys R Us from February 2009 through June 2011 for about $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the pogo sticks and contact Bravo Sports for a full refund.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Bravo and CPSC have received 82 reports of the bottom tip wearing out on the pogo sticks, including five reports of injuries. A 9-year-old girl suffered a skull fracture and chipped a tooth. Another 9-year-old girl cut her lip and chin, requiring stitches. Other injuries included scrapes, hits to the head and teeth pushed in.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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