WTVG - According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission consumers should immediately stop using Fitness Gear resistance tubes from Dick's Sporting Goods. The resistance tubes can break while in use and strike the user, posing an injury hazard.
The tubes are marketed to be used 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.
The firm has received 12 reports of tubes breaking, resulting in two reports of consumers who were struck by a broken tube and a consumer who fell when a tube broke.
The tubes were sold exclusively at DICK’S Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at DicksSportingGoods.com from September 2015 through August 2017 for between $15 and $80.
Consumer 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 for more information.