DICK’S Sporting Goods Recalls 207,000 Resistance Tubes That Pose An Injury Hazard
The tubes can break while in use and strike the user
DICK'S Sporting Goods is recalling more than 207,000 Fitness Gear resistance tubes that can break while in use and strike the user, posing an injury hazard.
The recalled resistance tubes are intended for use 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.
Where were they sold?
The impacted Fitness Gear resistance tubes were sold at DICK'S Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online from September 2015 through August 2017 for between $15 and $80.
To date, there have been 12 reports of the tubes breaking, resulting in two reports of consumers who were struck by a broken tube and a consumer who fell when a tube broke.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled resistance tubes and return them to the nearest DICK's Sporting Goods store. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund. Consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.
For further details on this recall, consumers can contact DICK'S Sporting Goods toll-free at (877) 846-9997.