Last week, the CPSC announced a potentially very dangerous recall of Disney pogo sticks made by Bravo sports. The products were recalled because the bottom tips can ware out prematurely and the handles can pose laceration hazards. In total, approximately 159,000 units are being recalled. As a Plantation Products Liability Injury Lawyer, this recall is troubling to read about since it affects young children. As I’ve mentioned before, these types of recalls are some of the most worrisome since we try so hard to prevent our children from being exposed to any type of injury risk.
According to the CPSC Disney pogo sticks recall release, there have already been some injuries. There were 82 reports of the bottom tip wearing out and five children have been injured. As a Plantation Injury Lawyer, it’s always painful to hear about people’s injuries, but when children are involved, it’s even worse. According to the CPSC release, one 9 year old girl suffered a skull fracture, and another girl needed to get stitches. Clearly, these types of injuries are incredibly serious and troubling. These injuries are due to the fact that the rubber bottom tips on the bottom of the pogo sticks are defective.
Unfortunately, this the second Bravo Sports pogo stick recall this year. The company already recalled 169,000 pogo sticks back in March. The fact that over 325,000 pogo sticks have been recalled by Bravo Sports this year alone is certainly disconcerting. As a Plantation Products Liability Injury Lawyer, I’m curious as to why Bravo Sports didn’t inspect the rest of its product line more carefully after the March recall. Although many of the Disney pogo sticks might have already been sold, had the company hypothetically found out about these defective parts months ago, perhaps these little girls would not have suffered these horrific injuries. All in all, this is a very serious product recall and it deserves every parent’s attention.
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