|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 624-5671
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Resistance Stretch Tubing Recalled by EB Brands Due to Injury Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Resistance Stretch Tubing
Units: About 29,700
Importer: EB Brands, of Yonkers, New York
Hazard: The handle on the tubing, also called bands, can break or detach while in use, causing the tubing or handle to strike the user and posing an injury hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: One report of an incident involving a bone injury.
Description: This recall involves Everlast Resistance Stretch Tubing, Everlast Pilates Stretch Tubing, Sportline Resistance Stretch Tubing and Pineapple Pilates Stretch Tubing, used for exercise and stretching. The tubing comes in yellow, blue or black with black handles. The words "2404", "2001 EB Sport Group" and "Made in China" are molded on the handles. A list of affected lot numbers is available on the firm's website.
Sold at: Sporting goods retailers from March 2010 through December 2010 for between $13 and $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact EB Brands for a free replacement product or a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact EB Brands at (800) 624-5671 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ebbrands.com
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.