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Recall: Perfect Resistance Bands

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On 2013-01-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Perfect Resistance Bands due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2012 for about $13 to $17.

About 80,000 units are involved in this Implus Footcare resistance band recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Exercise Machines/Equipment category in 2013. Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls, involving about 6 million product units.

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Perfect Resistance Bands
Image of Recalled Perfect Band, Heavy 25 lb. resistance 843129
Image of Recalled Perfect Band, Very Heavy 30 lb. resistance 194492
Image of Recalled Perfect Band, Ultra Heavy 40 lb. resistance 939049
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Website: www.perfectonline.com
Phone: (800) 446-7587

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What is the problem?

The bands can detach from the mesh cloth loops posing an injury hazard to the user and those in the vicinity.

Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The Perfect Bands are rubber tubes connected through a hole and secured by grommets to cloth sewn into loops. The bands can be used alone or in conjunction with optional handles, which are sold separately. The bands are approximately 40 inches long and are used for exercises described on the product packaging card and in a Workout Chart available on line on the product website. "Perfect Fitness" is printed on a tag on the cloth loop. UPC codes can be found on the package. The recalled bands are:

Perfect Bands Heavy 25 lb. capacity with UPC Code 096506310354, color purple
Perfect Bands Very Heavy 30 lb. capacity, UPC Code 096506310361, color gray
Perfect Bands Ultra Heavy 40 lb. capacity, UPC Code 096506310378, color black

These items were sold new+ at WalMart, and online at www.perfectonline.com for about $13 to $17.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Implus Footcare for a refund or replacement product.

Implus Footcare at (800)446-7587 select option 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recall@4implus.com, or online at www.perfectonline.com/recalls

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Twelve incidents were reported, 11 to the firm and one to CPSC, including injuries to the back, hand and eye. None of the injuries was serious and one required medical attention.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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