Your Workout Equipment Should Help You Kick Butt, Not Slap You in the Face

Dick’s Sporting Goods announced a recall of Fitness Gear resistance tubes used as upper and lower body workout equipment.Photo courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods announced a recall of Fitness Gear resistance tubes used as upper and lower body workout equipment. Photo courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods

Feeling the burn during your workout: great.

Feeling the burn because your workout gear snapped at you: not great.

Fitness Gear resistance tubes, sold by Dick’s Sporting Goods, were recalled this week because of reports that they could break and strike the user. You don’t necessarily have to tone down your overzealous workout manner, but you should check the model numbers on any resistance tubes you have at home.

Dick’s explains on its recall website that the recalled tubes were sold in kits of three to five tubes and ranged from 5 to 30 pounds of resistance. Model numbers STA00560, STA00561, STA00562, STA00563, STA00564, STA00565, STA00566, STA00567 and STA00568 are included in the recall.

There have been 12 reports of tubes breaking, and in two of those reports, the broken tubes struck the user. In one report, the user fell when a tube broke.

I have been wracking my brain for jokes to make here, but let’s be real: It takes serious energy and motivation to get off the couch and squeeze in a workout. I can’t bear to laugh at someone who got hurt trying to work on their fitness.

What to Do if Your Resistance Bands Got Recalled

If you have the affected resistance bands, return them to your nearest Dick’s store for a full refund. If you don’t have your receipt, you’ll receive store credit in lieu of a cash refund.

Similar Fitness Gear resistance bands on Dick’s website are priced at $15 to $20 each or $40 to $80 for a set.

Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder.

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