Although the cause of the California incident is still under investigation, the Department took this step as a precautionary measure to ensure that owners have complied with all of the safety bulletins issued by Chance for these devices.
Currently, there are 4 Yo-Yo devices licensed in the Commonwealth. Owners were notified of the directive and ordered to immediately cease operation of the Yo-Yo device in a letter sent by Commissioner of Public Safety Thomas G. Gatzunis and posted on the Department's website.
"My first priority is for the safety of patrons on these rides. The regulations require that owners comply with all safety bulletins issued by the manufacturer, and I have taken this action to ensure that this has been done, and that these devices are safe to operate" said Commissioner Gatzunis.