Fitness Resistance Tubes Recalled at Dick's

By Bryan Mercer

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March 8, 2011 Updated Mar 8, 2011 at 11:02 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Dick's Sporting Goods has recalled some of its Resistance Tubes and Resistance Tube Kits

About 229,000 "Fitness Gear" and "Fitness After 40" branded products are involved in this recall.

The plastic clip that attaches the resistance tube to the handle can break during use causing the tubing, handle or fragments of the plastic clip to strike the user.

This poses a contusion and laceration hazard.

Dick's Sporting Goods has received four reports of contusions, abrasions 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.

These products were sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores and online at www.dickssportinggoods.com from October 2009 through November 2010 for between $15 and $60.

Consumers should stop using the resistance tubes immediately and return the product to Dick's Sporting Goods for a store credit for the amount equal to the purchase price.

For additional information, 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 Customer.Service@dcsg.com or visit the company's website at www.dickssportinggoods.com

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