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Recall of the Week: Implus Footcare Perfect Resistance Bands for exercising due to injury hazard

Implus Footcare is recalling 75,600 Perfect Resistance Bands used for exercising.

Band, Heavy, 25 lb. DONEThe bands can detach from the mesh cloth loops posing an injury hazard to the user and those in the vicinity, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

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 with optional handles, which are sold separately.  

The bands are about 40 inches long and are used for exercises described on the product packaging card and in a Workout Chart available online 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.

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

Manufactured in China by Dalps & Leisure Products Supply Corp. No. 5, the bands were sold at WalMart, and online at www.perfectonline.com for about $13 to $17.

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

For more information, call Implus Footcare at 800-446-7587 and select option 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; e-mail recall@4implus.com; or visit www.perfectonline.com/recalls.

For details on other recalls, see http://www.cpsc.gov/en/.

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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