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Harbinger Fitness Recalls Ab Straps Due to Fall Hazard

  • Harbinger Ab Straps style 371100
  • The plastic buckles can break, posing a fall hazard.
  • Packaging for the affected Harbinger Ab Straps
  • The product code is on the bottom flap of the packaging
Name of Product:
Ab Straps exercise equipment
The plastic buckle on the ab straps can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Recall Date:
June 14, 2011
About 4,169
Consumer Contact

For additional information, please contact Harbinger customer service at (800) 729-5954 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to noon PT on Friday, visit the firm's website at (pdf) or e-mail the firm at

Recall Details


The recalled product is a set of Harbinger Ab Straps, style 371100 that are hung from an overhead structure. The product consists of two 17.5 inch long straps made of black nylon webbing with padded nylon arm slings and plastic buckles. Users place their arms in the slings to lift themselves to do abdominal exercises. The word "Harbinger" appears on the outer side of one ab strap. Universal Product Code (UPC) 000751510964 is on the bottom flap of the packaging of the affected ab straps. The style number does not appear on the product or the product's packaging.


Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Harbinger for a free replacement.


There were two reported incidents of straps breaking. Both incidents resulted in lacerations to consumers' heads and necks.

Sold At:
Online at and, and at Second Wind Fitness, Play It Again Sports, Advantis Nutrition, and other general sporting goods and fitness specialty stores nationwide from August 2006 to April 2011 for about $20.

Harbinger Fitness, of Fairfield, Calif.

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