About 29,700 Resistance Stretch Tubing Bands have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to should stop using the defective products immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled product. The recalled Resistance Stretch Tubing Bands were manufactured in China and imported by EB Brands, of Yonkers, New York.
The handle on the tubing, also called bands, can break or detach while in use, causing the tubing or handle to strike the user, and posing an injury hazard. To date, one report of an incident involving a bone injury has been reported.
The recalled Resistance Stretch Tubing Bands were sold at sporting goods retailers from March 2010 through December 2010 for between $13 and $25.
This Product Recall involves Everlast Resistance Stretch Tubing, Everlast Pilates Stretch Tubing, Sportline Resistance Stretch Tubing, and Pineapple Pilates Stretch Tubing, used for exercise and stretching. The tubing comes in yellow, blue, or black with black handles. The words “2404,” “2001 EB Sport Group,” and “Made in China” are molded on the handles. A list of affected lot numbers is available on the firm’s website.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the Recalled Product and contact EB Brands for a free replacement product or a full refund. EB Brands can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.624.5671 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website.