|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued November 18, 2010
Revised May 15, 2012 Release #11-041
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Firm is out of business. A remedy is no longer available. Please destroy or discard the product.
Sportcraft Recalls Pogo Sticks Sold Exclusively at The Sports Authority Due to Risk of Serious Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Classic Sport Super Bounce Pogo Sticks
Units: About 3,100
Distributor: Sportcraft Ltd., of Budd Lake, N.J.
Hazard: The aluminum rivets on the pogo stick’s frame tubes can break and cause the support clamp to detach and release the spring, posing fall and laceration hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sportcraft has received three reports of incidents with the pogo sticks, including two reports of injuries to the consumers’ inner thigh and hands requiring medical attention.
Description: This recall involves Classic Sport Super Bounce pogo sticks. The pogo sticks are silver and blue with “Classic Sport” printed on the front. This recall involves pogo sticks manufactured in February 2010 that have Sportcraft identification number 4112777F19414-02/10 printed on a tracking label on the base of the foot pedals.
Sold exclusively at: The Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2010 through October 2010 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pogo sticks. The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. Please destroy or discard the product.
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