Dick’s Sporting Goods Resistance Band Recall Issued Over Injury Risk
More than 200,000 exercise bands sold exclusively at Dick’s Sporting Goods have been recalled, due to a risk that the tubes may break while being used, posing a serious injury risk for the user.
The Dicks Sporting Goods resistance bands recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on September 27, following at least 12 customer complaints that indicated products broke while being stretched, which resulted in at least three users being struck by the broken tubes.
The recalled exercise bands feature two handles, with an expandable band connecting them, which is used to stretch for resistance while exercising. If the band breaks suddenly while a user has it stretched, which one of the handles or ends may snap back toward the user, striking them in the eyes or face.
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The recall includes Fitness Gear resistance tubes that are designed for upper and lower body workout programs. The tubes are made of latex and range in resistance from five pounds to 30 pounds and were sold in blue, gray, green, orange, purple, and red with grey handles. The exercise tubes have the resistance level marked on the black strap between the handle and the tube and are marked with model numbers STA00560, STA00561, STA00562, STA00563, STA00564, STA00565, STA00566, STA00567, and STA00568.
According to the recall notice, an estimated 207,500 units were distributed for sale throughout the United States.
The products were manufactured in China under Dick’s Sporting Goods of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.They were distributed for sale exclusively at Dick’s Sporting Goods Stores nationwide and online at DicksSportingGoods.com from September 2015 through August 2017 for between $15 and $80.
Customers are being asked to stop using the recalled exercise tubes immediately and return them to the nearest Dick’s Sporting Goods store. Customers who are able to provide a receipt of purchase will receive a full refund, and customers who do not have receipts will be given store credit.
For additional questions or concerns regarding the recall, please contact Dick’s Sporting Goods toll free at 877-846-9997 or visit them online at www.DicksSportingGoods.com and navigate to the “Recalls” link at the bottom of the page.
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