Implus Footcare has recalled approximately 75,600 Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands sold at WalMart and online because they can detach from the mesh cloth loops posing an injury hazard to the user and those in the vicinity.
Twelve incidents have been reported, including 11 reported to the Durham, NC company and one to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Those incidents included injuries to the back, hand and eye. None of the injuries were serious and only one required medical attention.
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
The items were manufactured in China and sold at WalMart and online at www.perfectonline.com for about $13 to $17.