|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 991-2444
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Fisher-Price Announce Recall of Pogo Sticks
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: Fisher-Price® Grow-To-Pro® Pogo Sticks
Units: About 154,000
Manufacturer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: An internal metal pin can wear down, causing the pogo sticks to remain stuck in the down position and release unexpectedly, posing a risk of fall or facial impact injuries to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received 17 reports of incidents with the pogo sticks, including one report of two teeth being lost and one report where stitches were required. Other injuries involved cuts and bruises to the face, arms and legs from fall injuries.
Description: The recalled Grow-To-Pro® Pogo sticks are traditional pogo sticks with a round, removable base, two foot pegs and handles and the words "Grow to Pro Pogo" stamped on the front of the product. They come in two colors: green (model number 73386) and pink (model number 77356). The model number can be found underneath the pogo stick's foot pegs. This recall includes green pogo sticks manufactured through August 1, 2004, and all pink pogo sticks. Green pogo sticks manufactured after August 1, 2004, are not included in this recall and are marked with a round, green sticker underneath the foot peg. Pink pogo sticks are no longer manufactured.
Sold by: Discount department and toy stores nationwide from January 2002 through August 2004 for between $25 and $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the products away from children immediately and contact Fisher-Price to receive a free replacement pogo stick.
Consumer Contact: Contact Fisher-Price at (800) 991-2444 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.fisher-price.com
Model number 73386
Model number 77356
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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