Pro Performance Recalls SKLZ Resistance Trainers Due to Risk of Severe Injury

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 9, 2015. 
  • SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainer
    SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainer

Recall Summary

Name of product:  SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers

Hazard:  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 and hit an exercise partner who is holding the other end.

Consumer Contact:  Pro Performance toll-free at (877) 225-7275 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.sklz.com and click on “Product Recall: Recoil 360TM” at the bottom of the page.

Recall Details

Units:  About 52,000

Description:  This recall involves the SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers, which is a leash-type device that provides resistance during exercise. The resistance trainer consists 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. The safety handle, connected to the flexible cord, is held by a coach or partner to provide resistance while the user runs, jumps or shuffles. In lieu of a coach or partners, 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.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm 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.

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

Sold at:  Academy LTD, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other sporting goods and fitness stores; sporting goods and fitness catalogs; and online at SKLZ.com and Amazon.com from January 2013 through December 2014 for about $40.

Importer(s):  Pro Performance Sports LLC, of Carlsbad, Calif.

Manufactured in:  China

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