Harbinger Fitness has issued a recall for its Ab Straps exercise equipment due to a possible buckle failure and fall hazard.
The recalled Ab Straps are intended for abdominal exercises that require the straps to be suspended from an overhead structure. The user then inserts his/her arms into the slings and proceeds with an exercise routine. The fall hazard presents when the straps are in use one of the plastic buckles may break, creating a potential fall hazard for the user. Two incidents have been reported in association with the recalled straps resulting in head and neck lacerations.
The recalled product comes with two 17.5” long arm slings made of black nylon webbing with padded nylon arm slings and plastic buckles. Harbinger is written in white on the opposite side of the buckle on one of the slings. The UPC 000751510964 located on the bottom flap of the recalled Ab Straps packaging may identify the recalled product.
Approximately 4169 Ab Straps were sold nationwide from August 2006 to April 2011 for about $20 at Second Wind Fitness, Advantis Nutrition, Play It Again Sports and other general sporting goods and fitness specialty stores. The Ab Straps were also sold online during the same timeframe at bodybuilding.com and amazon.com.
Ab Straps product owners may receive a free upgraded replacement from Harbinger by contacting them at 1-800-729-5954 Monday through Thursday from 10am to 8pm EST or on Friday from 10am to 3pm EST. Consumers may also visit the company’s website at www.harbingerfitness.com.
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