Pro Performance recalled about 52,000 of their SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers. A weld on a ring on the trainer’s belt has the potential to break during use and cause the resistance trainer’s flexible cord to quickly and unexpectedly retract and hit the exercise partner holding the other end.
[pullquote]The firm has already received three reports of the weld breaking and resulting in serious injuries – including blunt trauma to a lower leg, a puncture wound and a laceration. Customers are encouraged to stop using the recalled resistance trainers and contact SKLZ to return them for a free replacement resistance trainer, including free shipping.[/pullquote]
This recall involves the SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers, which is a leash-type device that provides resistance during exercise. The resistance trainer consists of a belt, an 8-foot flexible cord attachment leash, a safety handle and a storage bag. “SKLZ” followed by an arrow is printed on the belt. Users wear the belt, which is connected to the flexible cord. The safety handle, connected to the flexible cord, is held by a coach or partner to provide resistance while the user runs, jumps or shuffles. In lieu of a coach or partners, the safety handle can be connected to a sturdy stationary object like a fence or post. Belts with the arrow before the “SKLZ” are not included in this recall.
The belts were purchased from Academy LTD, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other sporting goods and fitness stores; sporting goods and fitness catalogs; and online at SKLZ.com and Amazon.com from January 2013 to December 2014 for about $40.
Pro Performance Sports LLC, of Carlsbad, Calif.
Pro Performance toll-free at (877) 225-7275 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.sklz.com and click on “Product Recall: Recoil 360TM” at the bottom of the page.
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