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    Dick's Sporting Goods Recalls Fitness Resistance Tubes

    The clip that holds the handle in place can break

    Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., is recalling about 230,000 fitness resistance tubes. 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.

    The tubes 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. They were made in China.

    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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    <font size="4"><b>Fitness Gear:</b></font><br><br><br><br>
    <img src="http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11148a.jpg" width=690 height=600 alt="Picture of recalled Fitness Gear resistance tube kit"><br><br><br>
    <img src="http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11148b.jpg" width=690 height=500 alt="Picture of recalled Fitness Gear resistance tube"><br><br><br>
    <img src="http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11148c.jpg" width=680 height=600 alt="Picture of recalled Fitness Gear resistance tube"><br><br><br><br>
    <font size="4"><b>Fitness After 40:</b></font><br><br>
    <img src="http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11148d.jpg" width=514 height=600 alt="Picture of recalled Fitness After 40: resistance tube"><br><br>

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