On March 1st, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. announced a voluntary recall of certain models of their Fitness Resistance Tubes due to a potential laceration hazard.
What concerns should you have about this product?
The plastic clip that attaches the resistance tube to the handle can break during use, causing the tubing, handle or fragments of the plastic clip to strike the user. This poses a potential contusion and laceration hazard for the user of these products.
This recall involves Fitness Gear and Fitness After 40 branded resistance tubes and adjustable resistance tube kits. The resistance tubes are yellow, blue, red, orange, gray or black and are attached to handles with a plastic clip. "Fitness Gear" is printed in red on the handles of the Fitness Gear-branded products. The Fitness After 40-branded resistance tubes have blue handles with thin green and red stripes. The recalled model numbers are: FAF00004, STA00017, STA00018, STA00019, STA00020, STA00021, STA00022, STA00023, STA00063, STA00064, STA00066. The model number can be found on the bottom of the package.
What should you do if you own or have purchased one of these products?
Consumers should stop using the resistance tubes immediately and return the product to Dick's Sporting Goods for a store credit for the amount equal to the purchase price.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dick's Sporting Goods toll-free at (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Customer.Service@dcsg.com or visit the company's website
Additional consumer product recall information can also be found at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.