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Dick's Sporting Goods Recalls Over 200,000 Resistance Tubes and Resistance Tube Kits

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The first day of March, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., Coraopolis, Pa. recalled 229,000 Resistance Tubes and Resistance Tube Kits. 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. They were made in China.

The product was sold in 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.Consumers can contact Chuck E. Cheese’s at (866) 677-4771 , e-mail Customer.Service@dcsg.com or visit the company’s website at www.dickssportinggoods.com.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.