Fitness devices recalled after breaks, injuries
In accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a voluntary recall was announced on roughly 40,000 older model “Professional” (P1) and “Tactical” (T1) TRX Suspension Trainer devices produced by Fitness Anywhere LLC.
With 570 reports of the strap length-adjustment buckles breaking, the faulty buckles have resulted in 82 reports of the user falling, including 13 reports of head, face, shoulder and hip injuries.
The defective TRX Suspension Trainer devices were manufactured between January 2006 and July 2007. They have anchor straps that are yellow or khaki nylon, a carabiner at the top end and a black nylon loop on the bottom loop. The black-and-yellow or black-and-khaki nylon strap is threaded through the black nylon loop on the anchor strap in order to form a “Y” shape. On each side of the “Y” shape, the strap has a cam buckle that is used to modify the length of this strap.
Each end of the “Y” strap has a foam-covered hand grip and a foot cradle; however, the recalled products have hand grips with no end bumpers, which are black plastic caps used to cover the ends and prevent the plastic under the foam from being exposed. Also, they do not have an extra nylon loop, also known as the locking loop, which is attached at the point where the anchor strap and “Y” straps meet, intended to limit the slippage of the straps and provide extra protection for the user.
The defective equipment also has badges on the straps with the TRX logo and either the word “Professional” or “Tactical” surrounded by raised spots or with dual lines through it.
The recalled gear was sold from January 2006 through December 2009 at health and fitness stores and studios nationwide and online at www.FitnessAnywhere.com for about $150 to $200.
If you own one or more of the recalled products, CPSC and Fitness Anywhere urge you to cease use of the product(s) and contact Fitness Anywhere to arrange a return of the recalled product for a replacement TRX Suspension Training device once return authorization is granted.
For additional information regarding the recall, feel free to contact Fitness Anywhere toll-free at (888) 221-7417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., email CustomerCare@TRXTraining.com, or visit the company’s website at www.TRXTraining.com.
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