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Having trained with elastic rubber tubing and exercise bands for shoulder girdle strength for swimming, the recent recall of these products caught my eye as a competitive triathlete and as a lawyer who helps athletes injured by defective and dangerous sports products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") in cooperation with EB Brands, of Yonkers, New York announced a voluntary recall of Resistance Stretch Tubing manufactured in China. 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. There has already been a report of an incident involving a bone injury.

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 EB Sport Group’s website.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. For additional information, contact EB Brands at (800) 624-5671. A picture of recalled stretch tubing can be found at the CPSC recall website.

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