About 3,100 pogo sticks made by Sportcraft and sold at The Sports Authority are being recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said 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.
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.
The name of the product is 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.
The item was sold exclusively at The Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2010 through October 2010 for about $40.
The item can be returned to any The Sports Authority location. Consumers will receive a full refund of $39.99 plus tax.