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Recall of the Week: Pro Performance Sports all-position resistance trainers due to risk of severe injury

Pro-Performance-sports-resistance-trainersPro Performance Sports is recalling about 52,000 SKLZ recoil 360 all-position resistance trainers.

A weld on a ring on the resistance trainer’s belt can break during use and cause the resistance trainer’s flexible cord to quickly and unexpectedly retract and hit an exercise partner who is holding the other end, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The firm has received three reports of the weld on the resistance trainer breaking and resulting in serious injuries, including blunt trauma to a lower leg, a puncture wound, and a laceration.

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 a 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. If the user doesn’t have a coach or partners, the safety handle can be connected to a stationary object such as a fence or post.

Belts with the arrow before the “SKLZ” aren’t included in this recall.

The resistance trailers were sold at 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 through December 2014. The cost was about $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled resistance trainers and contact SKLZ to return them for a free replacement resistance trainer, including free shipping, the company and commission advise.

For more information, call Pro Performance at 877-225-7275 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.sklz.com and click on “Product Recall: Recoil 360” at the bottom of the page.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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