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Costco Recalls Dirty Underwear Punching Bag
The Consumerist ^ | May 24, 2007

Posted on 05/28/2007 5:54:15 PM PDT by gondramB

Costco is not cool with underpants-filled punching bags. From their website (emphasis ours):

We are issuing this voluntary recall notice for the TKO Sports Heavy Punching Bag with Speed Bag Combination, manufactured by TKO Sports, of Houston, TX. We have learned that the fill material in the heavy punching bag does not meet our high quality standards.


(Excerpt) Read more at consumerist.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: costco; omg; recall; retail; underwear
I thought this was bad idea when I thought you had to fill the punching bag with your own dirty underwear. Then I realized it came prefilled with dirty women's uderwear.



This raises several questions.... Where did they get tons of dirty women's underwear? How on earth did they decide to use it like this? and finally...

Wouldn't it be worth a lot more on EBay?

1 posted on 05/28/2007 5:54:16 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: gondramB
Wouldn't it be worth a lot more on EBay?

Yep, could be a real gold mine.

2 posted on 05/28/2007 5:56:40 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: gondramB

Check the DNA.... SOLVE A CRIME


3 posted on 05/28/2007 5:56:52 PM PDT by pointsal (q)
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To: gondramB
Where did they get tons of dirty women's underwear?

A Chinese prison?
4 posted on 05/28/2007 5:57:39 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: gondramB

So the consumers got all pissy about it? That stinks.


5 posted on 05/28/2007 5:58:18 PM PDT by MrEdd (L. Ron Gore creator of "Fry-n-tology" the global warming religion.)
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To: gondramB
uderwear.

Now, *that* would be some crazy fashion there.

6 posted on 05/28/2007 5:58:51 PM PDT by jdm
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To: gondramB; EveningStar
Looks like the underpants gnomes have finally found Phase 2


7 posted on 05/28/2007 6:00:11 PM PDT by Alouette (It is reminiscent of the world-famous Jewish conspiracy, now extended to also include Jews.)
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To: SpaceBar
A Chinese prison?

Or the sex slave trade.

I wonder who actually owns this company?

8 posted on 05/28/2007 6:00:41 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (I wish the world was a newt!)
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To: gondramB
This man is being sought for questioning


as are these men

9 posted on 05/28/2007 6:00:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: gondramB

Are we sure the consumer didn’t do this as a prank, to get publicity, or to sue about ?


10 posted on 05/28/2007 6:00:51 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Alouette

You sure had that slide all cued up and ready for this post! :O)


11 posted on 05/28/2007 6:03:21 PM PDT by jdm
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To: SpaceBar
A Chinese prison?

All our dirty underwear are belong to you!

12 posted on 05/28/2007 6:03:23 PM PDT by stboz
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To: festus

Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Punching bag filled with underwear

Joe Heckel of Cincinnati, Ohio peeked inside a TKO brand heavy punching bag he had purchased and was surprised to find it stuffed with underwear, some of it “used.” From WLWT Cincinnati:

“(There were) bras, thongs and bathing suits. We could not believe there were clothes inside instead of sand,” he said.

Heckel said the smell was “bad, real bad...”

Heckel said Thursday that the representative (from TKO) told him that the underwear in the bag was a “quality problem” that they were dealing with, and that the people who had made the decision to put underwear in the bags had been fired.


13 posted on 05/28/2007 6:04:15 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: gondramB
...Then I realized it came prefilled with dirty women's uderwear....

Dirty women's underwear or women's dirty underwear?

14 posted on 05/28/2007 6:06:42 PM PDT by FReepaholic (If Cho had a nuclear weapon instead of guns, would he have used it?)
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To: Always Right
Heckel said Thursday that the representative (from TKO) told him that the underwear in the bag was a “quality problem” that they were dealing with, and that the people who had made the decision to put underwear in the bags had been fired.

Is the quality problem related to lack of sand, or that the clothes should have been washed first?

15 posted on 05/28/2007 6:07:08 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Alouette

>>Looks like the underpants gnomes have finally found Phase 2<<

That, my friend is the post of the day.


16 posted on 05/28/2007 6:07:17 PM PDT by gondramB (No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil)
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To: jdm

>>uderwear.<

Hey, when I make a typo I don’t mess around. :)


17 posted on 05/28/2007 6:09:38 PM PDT by gondramB (No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil)
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To: FReepaholic
Dirty women's underwear or women's dirty underwear?

Probably a bit of both, I would wager.

18 posted on 05/28/2007 6:09:40 PM PDT by jdm
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To: gondramB

Oh no, the thread has been exiled to Bloggers and personal... I promise I don’t own the Consumerist. :)


19 posted on 05/28/2007 6:10:59 PM PDT by gondramB (No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil)
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To: Duke Nukum
I wonder who actually owns this company?

Not Britney Spears, for sure.

20 posted on 05/28/2007 6:16:38 PM PDT by jdm
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To: gondramB
Where did they get tons of dirty women's underwear?

Hillary.... and yes, she wrote them off for her income taxes.

21 posted on 05/28/2007 6:20:02 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: gondramB

Did they report any skid marks?


22 posted on 05/28/2007 6:20:20 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: gondramB

Costco...lib owned.


23 posted on 05/28/2007 6:20:42 PM PDT by wardaddy (on parole)
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To: gondramB

Around the country tonight, thousands of underwear fetishists are ripping apart their Costco punching bags...


24 posted on 05/28/2007 6:21:05 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: jdm

You’re bad. Funny but bad.


25 posted on 05/28/2007 6:22:04 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: gondramB

Shouldn’t they call that a sniffing bag?


26 posted on 05/28/2007 6:52:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: gondramB
Where did they get tons of dirty women's underwear?

Probably got them from the Dirty Underwear web site, also known as the DUmp.

27 posted on 05/29/2007 4:44:13 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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