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.
Introduction to Value Investing
Are you the next Warren Buffett?View Course »