Recall: Fitness Gear resistance tubes
On 2017-09-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fitness Gear resistance tubes due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2015 for about $15 to $80.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Dick's Sporting Goods resistance tubes recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Exercise Machines/Equipment category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The resistance tubes can break while in use and strike the user, posing an injury hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Fitness Gear resistance tubes used as upper and lower body workout equipment. The latex tubes were sold in blue, gray, green, orange, purple and red with grey handles. The tubes range in resistance from 5 pounds to 30 pounds and were sold individually and in kits of three, four or five resistance tubes. The resistance level is marked on the black strap between the handle and the tube. The recalled model numbers are: STA00560, STA00561, STA00562, STA00563, STA00564, STA00565, STA00566, STA00567, and STA00568.
These items were sold new+ at DICK'S Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at DicksSportingGoods.com from September 2015 through August 2017 for between $15 and $80.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest DICK's Sporting Goods store. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.
DICK'S Sporting Goods toll-free at 877-846-9997 from 8 a.m. to midnight ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.DicksSportingGoods.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 12 reports of tubes breaking, resulting in two reports of consumers who were struck by a broken tube and a consumer who fell when a tube broke.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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