If you started a new work out regime for the New Year, you should be aware
of an important product safety recall. Pro Performance Sports LLC recently
announced the recall of its SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers.
According to the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a weld on a ring on the resistance trainer’s belt can break
during use. This may cause the resistance trainer’s flexible cord
to quickly and unexpectedly retract and hit an exercise partner who is
holding the other end. To date, three serious injuries have been reported,
including blunt trauma to a lower leg, a puncture wound and a laceration.
The recall involves 52,000 products. The defective resistance trainers
were sold at Academy LTD, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other sporting
goods and fitness stores; sporting goods and fitness catalogs; and online
at SKLZ.com and Amazon.com from January 2013 through December 2014. The
selling price was $40.
If you are concerned that you may own the defective exercise device, the
resistance trainers consist of a belt, an 8-foot flexible cord attachment
leash, a safety handle and a storage bag. “SKLZ” followed
by an arrow is printed on the belt. Users wear the belt, which is connected
to the flexible cord. Meanwhile, a coach or partner holds the safety handle
to provide resistance while the user runs, jumps or shuffles. Alternatively,
users can connect the safety handle to a sturdy stationary object like
a fence or post. Belts with the arrow before the “SKLZ” are
not included in the recall.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled resistance
trainers and contact SKLZ to return them for a free replacement resistance
trainer, including free shipping.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dangerous or
defective product, don’t hesitate to
contact a San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.