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DICK'S Sporting Goods is voluntarily recalling several years's worth of its Fitness Gear Inversion Tables following falls and injuries among some users, the company announced. People who use the tables can flip themselves upside down as a way to boost flexibility, according to a product description.

The recall involves tables (style STE00059FG or style STE00118FG) bought anytime between November 2011 and September 2014 from DICK'S stores in the United States, or obtained online via The retail chain is encouraging people who made those purchases to return the tables to a local DICK'S store to receive a full refund in the form of a store gift card.

"While the Fitness Gear Inversion Table product manual clearly stresses the importance of ensuring the ankle locking systems are engaged, some customers have fallen and sustained injuries," the company states in its recall alert.

The Food and Drug Administration also cited the recall on its website.


-- Bill Briggs