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Resistance Trainers Recalled Due to Risk of Severe Injury

If you started a new work out regime for the New Year, you should be aware of an important product safety recall. Pro Performance Sports LLC recently announced the recall of its SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a weld on a ring on the resistance trainer’s belt can break during use. This may cause the resistance trainer’s flexible cord to quickly and unexpectedly retract and hit an exercise partner who is holding the other end. To date, three serious injuries have been reported, including blunt trauma to a lower leg, a puncture wound and a laceration.

The recall involves 52,000 products. The defective resistance trainers were sold at Academy LTD, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other sporting goods and fitness stores; sporting goods and fitness catalogs; and online at and from January 2013 through December 2014. The selling price was $40.

If you are concerned that you may own the defective exercise device, the resistance trainers consist 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. Meanwhile, a coach or partner holds the safety handle to provide resistance while the user runs, jumps or shuffles. Alternatively, users can connect the safety handle to a sturdy stationary object like a fence or post. Belts with the arrow before the “SKLZ” are not included in the recall.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled resistance trainers and contact SKLZ to return them for a free replacement resistance trainer, including free shipping.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dangerous or defective product, don’t hesitate to contact a San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.