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Implus Footcare Recalls Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands Due To Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at WalMart

Posted By News Staff On Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 4:00 am In News | No Comments

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Implus Foorcare has recalled the bands because they can detach from the mesh cloth loops posing an injury hazard to the user and those in the vicinity.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Product Information

Name of Product: Perfect Resistance Bands

Units: About 75,600

Importer: Implus Footcare, LLC, of Durham, NC.

Manufacturer: Dalps & Leisure Products Supply Corp, No. 5, of China

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

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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

Sold at: WalMart, and online at www.perfectonline.com [1] for about $13.00 to $17.00.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact: Implus Footcare at 800.446.7587 select option 2, from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET Monday through Friday, email at recall@4implus.com [2], or online at www.perfectonline.com/recalls [3]

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.SaferProducts.gov [5]

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell a recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov [5] or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 800.638.8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov [6], on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

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[1] www.perfectonline.com: http://www.perfectonline.com

[2] recall@4implus.com: mailto:recall@4implus.comemail

[3] www.perfectonline.com/recalls: https://www.perfectonline.com/recalls

[4] www.clarksvilleonline.com: http://www.clarksvilleonline.com

[5] www.SaferProducts.gov: http://www.SaferProducts.gov

[6] www.cpsc.gov: http://www.cpsc.gov

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