CPSC Recall: 5 Injuries Reported From Disney-Branded Pogo Sticks by Bravo Sports

07/29/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Santa Fe Springs, CA — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bravo Sports have recalled About 159,000 Disney-branded pogo sticks for laceration and fall hazards the product poses. The CPSC announced the voluntary product recall on July 29, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the bottom rubber tip attached to the pogo stick frame can wear out prematurely, which poses a fall hazard to consumers. In addition, the end caps on the handlebars can come off, which exposes the sharp edges and poses a laceration hazard to consumers.

Bravo has received five reports of injuries, which included a 9-year-old girl who suffered a skull fracture and chipped a tooth. Another 9-year-old girl also sustained a cut lip and chin that required stitches. Other injury reports included scrapes, hits to the head and teeth that were pushed in.

The CPSC reported, “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.”

Consumers are advised to contact Bravo Sports to receive a full refund of the product price. The recalled pogo sticks were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart, Kohls.com, Target and Toys R Us for about $20.

For more information about the nationwide product recall, consumers can contact Bravo Sports toll-free at (855) 469-3429 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT or visit www.bravopogorecall.com.

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