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SKLZ recalls Recoil 360TM All-Position Resistance Trainer

Starting date:
January 23, 2015
Posting date:
January 23, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-43475

Affected products

SKLZ Recoil 360TM All-Position Resistance Trainer

Product description

This recall involves SKLZ Recoil 360TM All-Position Resistance Trainer with model number SAQ-VPRB01-02 and UPC 831345001328. It is a leash-type device that provides resistance during exercise. The resistance trainer consists of a belt, an 8-foot (2.4 metre) 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. The safety handle, connected to the flexible cord, is held by a coach or partner to provide resistance while the user runs, jumps, and shuffles.  In lieu of a coach or partner, the safety handle can be connected to a sturdy stationary object like a fence or post.

Belts with the arrow before the “SKLZ” are not included in this recall.

Hazard identified

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. This can hit an exercise partner who is holding the other end, posing a risk of injury.

The company 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. None of these injuries were reported by Canadians.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 760 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2013 to December 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Zhangjiagang Jingang Huawei Sports Co. Ltd.
Jiangsu
CHINA
Importer
Pro Performance Sports, LLC (SKLZ)
Carlsbad
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled resistance trainers and contact SKLZ to return them for a free replacement resistance trainer, including free shipping. Customers should telephone Pro Performance (SKLZ) toll-free at 1-877-225-7275 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, or visit SKLZ's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.