This recall involves Fitness Gear resistance tubes, also known as “exercise bands” or “fitness bands.” The latex bands were sold in blue, gray, green, orange, purple and red with grey handles.
There have been 12 reports of Fitness Gear resistance band tubes breaking, resulting in 2 reports of consumers who were hit by a broken tube and 1 consumer who fell when a tube broke. According to the recall statement:
The resistance tubes can break while in use and strike the user, posing an injury hazard.”
Fitness Gear resistance bands were sold at DICK’S Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at DicksSportingGoods.com from September 2015 through August 2017 for between $15 and $80.
The tubes range in resistance from 5 pounds to 30 pounds and were sold individually and in kits of 3, 4 or 5 resistance tubes. The recalled model numbers are: STA00560, STA00561, STA00562, STA00563, STA00564, STA00565, STA00566, STA00567, STA00568.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled resistance bands and return them to the nearest DICK’s Sporting Goods store.
Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.
For more information, contact DICK’S Sporting Goods toll-free at 877-846-9997 from 8 a.m. to midnight ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.DicksSportingGoods.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page.