By Colleen Kave, J.D.
Rubber band can separate from the handle and strike consumers.
Fit for Life LLC, of New York, New York, has recalled around 95,000 SPRI Ultra Heavy resistance bands because the rubber resistance bands can separate from the handle and strike consumers, posing an injury hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-005, October 4, 2019).
Incidents and injuries. Fit for Life has received 10 reports of incidents. In six of the incidents, consumers received contusions, abrasions, and lacerations.
Product description. This recall involves SPRI Ultra Heavy resistance tubes or bands used for exercising. They are black with nylon webbing and have "SPRI" printed on the handles in white. Some units have KN08/18, KN09/18, or KN10/18 printed on the handle. Model number 02-71669 is printed on the bottom of the packaging.
These resistance bands, which were manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from August 2018 through July 2019 for about $10.
Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled ultra-heavy resistance tubes immediately and contact Fit for Life for a refund in the form of an SPRI.com store credit for the amount equal to the purchase price or a free replacement resistance band.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Fit for Life at 800-222-7774 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday; via e-mail at [email protected]; or online at www.SPRI.com and click on "Recall" located at the top of the page.
Companies: Fit for Life LLC
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