Bravo Sports recalled 169,000 pogo sticks after nine people were hurt. The bottom of the toy can shatter and a pin holding the spring in place can break, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Bravo has gotten 123 complaints about the pogo sticks including one report of a child who chipped a tooth and had to get stitches for facial cuts. Other incidents include another child who chipped a tooth and a third who fell after the pogo stick broke and knocked out a tooth, CPSC said.
Included in the recall are the Rocket Stick Pogo, Pop Stick Pogo, Monster Stick Pogo and Twin Stick Pogo. Only pogo sticks with manufacturing date codes between 04/01/2010-046HE and 10/31/2010-046HE are included in the recall. The date code can be found on a white label under the foot pedal or on the pogo's stem near the foot pedals.The China-made pogo sticks were sold in stores nationwide and online between May 2010 and March 2011 for between $25 and $40.
Consumers should not use the pogo sticks, but call Bravo for a refund at (877) 992-9905 weekdays between 10:30 a.m and 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
In November, Sportcraft Ltd. also recalled some of its pogo sticks because aluminum rivets on the frames could break.
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