Chinese Junk Watch – Dick’s Sporting Goods on Chinese Junk Safety RecallsDick’s Sporting goods is recalling more than 200,000 Chinese-made “Fitness Gear” resistance tubes because they are unfit and can break during use thereby injuring the unwitting exerciser. The latex tubes were sold in blue, gray, green, orange, purple and red with grey handles.

At least 12 injuries have been reported because of broken tubes. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest Dick’s Sporting Goods store. People with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit so they can possibly buy more Chinese junk.

Dick’s is acting irresponsibly here by trying to deliberately try thwart  a safety recall of dangerous goods, AutoInformed suggests rundon’t walkaway from any Dick’s store or mail order site and avoid doing any business with them.

The tubes range in resistance from 5 pounds to 30 pounds and were sold individually and in kits of three, four or five resistance tubes. The resistance level is marked on the black strap between the handle and the tube. The recalled model numbers are:  STA00560, STA00561, STA00562, STA00563, STA00564, STA00565, STA00566, STA00567, and STA00568.

The breaking tubes were sold exclusively At: Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at from September 2015 through August 2017 for between $15 and $80. You can call Dick’s Sporting Goods


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Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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