03/02/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Coraopolis, PA– About 229,000 resistance tubes and kits were voluntarily recalled by Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for contusion and laceration hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on March 1, 2011.
The product recall was initiated after discovering that the plastic clip that attaches the resistance tube to the handle can break during use, which causes the tubing, hand or fragments of the plastic clip to hit the user. This can cause contusions and lacerations.
“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,” according to the CPSC press release.
Consumers are advised to return the resistance tubes and kits to a Dick’s Sporting Goods for a store credit for the amount equal to the purchase price.
For further information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Dick’s Sporting Goods toll-free at (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail [email protected] or visit their website at www.dickssportinggoods.com.
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