Pro Performance Recalls SKLZ Recoil Resistance Trainers Following Injury Reports

Pro Performance Recalls SKLZ Recoil Resistance Trainers Following Injury Reports
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January 8, 2015

Pro Performance is recalling about 52,000 resistance training belts following reports of the product breaking and causing serious injuries.

Certain SKLZ Recoil 360 All-Position Resistance Trainers have a defective weld that can break during use, causing the flexible cord to quickly and unexpectedly retract, possibly hitting an exercise partner who is holding the other end. Pro Performance has received three injury reports including blunt trauma to a lower leg, a puncture wound and a laceration.

The resistance trainer consists of a belt attached to an 8-foot flexible cord, which is either held at the other end by a partner, or secured to a stationary object.

They were sold at Academy LTD, Dick's Sporting Goods, and other sporting goods and fitness stores; in sporting goods and fitness catalogs; and online from January 2013 through December 2014 for about $40.

Consumers should stop using the recalled belts and contact SKLZ for instructions on how to return the product and receive a free replacement.

For more information contact Pro Performance at (877) 225-7275.