Pro Performance Recall Highlights the Dangers of Defective Exercise Equipment

January 14, 2015

Pro Performance, a fitness equipment manufacturer, has recalled more than 50,000 of its SKLZ Resistance Trainers after receiving reports of serious injuries to users.  The SKLZ Recoil 360 All-Position Resistance Trainer includes a flexible cord that stretches during the product’s use.  Because of a faulty weld on the device, the cord may snap back during use and is known to cause blunt trauma, puncture wounds, and lacerations to users.  The defective product was sold as recently as December 2014 in sporting goods and fitness stores, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, and through

Whether working on a New Year’s resolution or simply working off extra weight from the holidays, many people are getting back into the habit of working out.  Unfortunately, thousands of people each year are injured by exercise equipment.  While consumers can protect themselves by practicing proper form and receiving instruction from trained professionals, proper form and education may mean very little if the equipment or device itself is defective.

Fortunately, an experienced product liability attorney can help those injured by defective products receive compensation for their injuries.  Following your injury, a lawyer can help determine whether the product involved was defective in manufacture or construction; defective in design or formulation; defective due to inadequate warning or instruction; or defective because a product did not conform to a representation made by its manufacturer.  When it comes to fitness and exercise products, one or more of these defects may be the cause of exercise equipment injuries.

Whether you work out at a gym or in the privacy of your own home, if you are injured by defective exercise equipment you may have a right to receive compensation for your injuries.  Contact the Cleveland product liability law firm of Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA for a free telephone consultation.

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