Almost 230,000 fitness Resistance Tubes sold by Dick's Sporting Goods are being recalled voluntarily for contusion and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced recently.

The Safety Commission said in a statement that the plastic clip that attaches the resistance tube to the handle can break during use, causing the device to strike the user, posing a contusion or laceration hazard.


Four such incidents causing contusions, abrasions and lacerations have been reported to the Pennsylvania-based firm, according to the report.

The recall includes Fitness Gear and Fitness After 40 branded resistance tubes and adjustable resistance tube kits and come in a range of colors.

The recalled model numbers, which can be found at the bottom of the package, are: FAF00004, STA00017, STA00018, STA00019, STA00020, STA00021, STA00022, STA00023, STA00063, STA00064, STA00066.

The resistance tubes were sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores and online at between October 2009 and November 2010.

Consumers should return the tubes to Dick's Sporting Goods for a store credit.