May 10, 2005
Fisher-Price Announces Recall of Pogo Sticks
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.
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