These Fitness Devices Could Expose You To Personal Injury Risks

Post On 01-09-2015

Fitness enthusiasts may have finally gotten the opportunity to learn something very important with the latest recall reports issues by the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety commission: staying on top of recall news could save your life.

Two recall campaigns launched these last couple of days by the FDA and the CPSC indicate that several consumers were unfortunately impacted by personal injury-related incidents before the companies behind the products acted to recall the devices.

The first recall involves the SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers. These devices, CPSC reported, were fitted with certain resistance trainer’s belts that could suddenly break while in use. If that occurs unexpectedly, the trainer’s flexible cord may quickly snap, increasing the risk of a serious personal injury to the partner holding the cord’s end.

This recall was issued after three incidents were reported to SKLZ. At least one of the incidents resulted in a serious leg blunt trauma as well as other personal injuries such as puncture and laceration-related wounds. The products should not be used by consumers impacted. If you were impacted by this recall, contact SKLZ to learn more about how you should proceed to receive a free replacement resistance trainer. All units impacted by this recall come with “SKLZ” printed on the belt. The impacted units were sold as SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers at Academy LTD, Dick’s Sporting Goods, sporting goods and fitness catalogs and stores, and online between January of 2013 and December of 2014.

The second fitness product recall was issued by the Food and Drug Administration. According to the report, the items were sold as Fitness Gear Inversion Tables. The products were produced by DICK’S Sporting Goods, which is the company that launched the recall.

According to the official announcement, the fitness gear inversion table comes with instructions that let consumers know just how important it is for them to secure the ankle locking systems are properly engaged. In spite of the warnings, several customers have reported they ended up falling and sustaining personal injury as a result. The problem should be addressed by having the impacted units of the inversion tables returned to the store of purchase. Consumers with the recalled products that return the item will receive a refund or a DICK’S Sporting Goods gift card. To prevent any further personal injury incidents, consumers should make sure that the device is not used until it’s finally returned.

Consumers that may have experienced any incidents that unfortunately led to personal injury should report the incidents to the FDA as soon as possible. For details concerning this recall, follow this link for contact info and the full announcement published by the agency.