October 2, 2012 — Fitness Anywhere, LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing a voluntary recall of approximately 40,000 early TRX Suspension Trainer devices. The problem with the earlier devices is that a defective strap-adjustment buckle can break when the product is being used. The company has received 570 reports of broken buckles, 82 reports of people falling due to the defect, and 13 reports of injuries to the head, shoulder, face, and hip.
Only older models are part of the recall — models sold after 2009 do not have the defect. The older models were “Professional” (P1) and “Tactical” (T1), manufactured from January 2006 until July 2007. They were sold on the Fitness Anywhere website, online, and in health and fitness stores until December 2009. Each product cost between $150-200.
The device itself consists of webbing in a “Y”-shape. The newer models have an extra loop of webbing, called a “locking loop,” at the “Y” junction. This locking loop prevents the straps from slipping excessively. On the older models, if the strap adjustment-buckle breaks, a person could fall and become injured.
Fitness Anywhere recommends that customers who own the products should immediately stop using it. Customers should contact the company for authorization to return the product. Once the product is returned, Fitness Anywhere will replace the defective TRX suspension trainer with a new product.
A suspension trainer is a new type of fitness device that uses ropes and webbing, which can be adjusted to various lengths. The device is marketed as a training system that utilizes bodyweight resistance exercises to develop core muscle strength, balance, joint stability, and flexibility. Critics of the system say that most people do not have the strength, stability, or flexibility to use the product safely or effectively.
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