The pogo sticks, manufactured by California-based Bravo Sports, have a rubber bottom tip on the frame that can wear out prematurely and pose a falling hazard. The injuries have ranged in severity from a skull fracture to cuts requiring stitches, to a chipped tooth, scrapes, hits to the head and teeth being pushed in.
The models included in the recall are the Disney Hannah Montana Pogo Stick, the Disney Princess Pogo Stick, the Disney/Pixar Toy Story Cruising Cool Pogo Stick, the Disney/Pixar Cars Pogo Stick and the Disney Fairies Cruising Cool Pogo Stick. They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart, Kohls.com, Target and Toys R Us from February 2009 to June 2011 for about $20. The manufacturing date codes between 01/01/2009-022CO and 11/30/2010-022CO can be found on a clear label on the stem of the pogo stick near the foot pedals.
Customers who purchased these pogo sticks are being advised to immediately stop using the toys and contact Bravo Sports for a full refund. You can contact Bravo Sports at (855)-469-3429 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT or visit the firm’s website www.bravopogorecall.com.
For more information on the CPSC’s push to improve toy safety, read this MainStreet article on the rise of kids’ product recalls.