Bollinger Fitness recalls Resistance Bands

Starting date:
July 15, 2014
Posting date:
July 15, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40477

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Bollinger Fitness, a division of Alliance Sports Group L.P.

Affected products

Fitness Resistance Bands

Product description

This recall involves Bollinger Fitness Classic and Soft Tech resistance bands with door attachment. Resistance bands with the names Classic Heavy, Classic Medium, Soft Tech Xtreme, Soft Tech Heavy and Soft-Tech Medium are included in this recall.

The 1.2 metre (4 foot) long resistance bands are made of gray rubber with gray, red, black or blue accents and have black foam handles and a door attachment. A 13 centimetre (5-inch) long strap of nylon webbing is looped onto the band with a plastic ball attached or encased that serves as a door anchor. The Bollinger Fitness logo appears on the handles. The model number can be found on the product’s packaging; model numbers 5771, 5772, 5773, 5774 and 5775 are included in this recall.

Hazard identified

A black plastic ball attached to the resistance band’s door anchor can unexpectedly release and strike the user, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Bollinger has received one report of an injury.

Neither Health Canada nor Bollinger has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of these products.

Number sold

A total of 3,037 recalled products were sold into Canada at Winners, Marshalls and Homesense locations across Canada.  Approximately 60,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2013 to June 2014 in Canada and from July 2012 to March 2014 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China and Taiwan.

Companies

Distributor
Bollinger Fitness, a division of Alliance Sports Group L.P.
Grand Prairie
Texas
UNITED STATES
Importer
Winners Merchants International LP
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the door attachment and contact Bollinger Fitness to get instructions on how to receive a free replacement door attachment, including free shipping.

For more information, consumers can contact Bollinger by telephone at 1-800-255-6061 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email or online and click on Important News at the bottom right corner of the page for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission'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.