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Resistance Band Injury Lawsuit

Resistance Band Injury Lawsuit

Resistance bands (or “exercise bands”) have become one of the most popular types of exercise equipment in the United States. Unfortunately, dozens of people have been severely injured when the bands unexpectedly broke or released, snapped backward at the user, and caused eye injuries, vision loss, hand injuries, and more.

What You Can Do & How a Resistance Band Injury Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting resistance band induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a resistance band, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Sen. Reid Files Exercise Band Injury Lawsuit in Nevada

October 8, 2015 — Senator Harry Reid has filed a lawsuit (PDF) against the maker of an exercise band that snapped and caused severe injuries to his eye and face. Click here to read more.

January 23, 2015 — After being severely injured by an exercise band in December, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has returned to Congress and told reporters he wouldn’t rule out filing a lawsuit. Click here to read more.

What is the problem?

Millions of people have used resistance bands for strength training at home, at the gym, and during physical therapy. The stretchy products come in many shapes, sizes, and strengths. They are normally inexpensive and easy to use.

Unfortunately, many people falsely assume that resistance bands are always safe. The biggest risk is that the band will break, slip off its anchor (or the user’s foot), release suddenly, and snap back at the user. There are dozens of incidents involving severe eye injuries, permanent vision loss, severe bruising, and other complications. Some people have required multiple surgeries (click here to read a case report – WARNING: Graphic Images)

To reduce the risk of eye injury, some manufacturers recommend using safety goggles. However, very few people actually wear eye protection when using a resistance band.

Resistance Band Injuries

Resistance band injuries include:

  • Eye injury
  • Vision loss
  • Inflammation of the eyes
  • Broken bones
  • Facial fractures
  • Hand injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Swelling
  • Need for surgery, which may not correct complications
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability (needing to wear glasses, impaired vision, etc.)
  • And more

Pro Performance SKLZ Resistance Trainer Recall

January 9, 2015 — Pro Performance has recalled about 52,000 of the SKLZ Recoil 360 All-Position Resistance Trainers because the exercise bands can snap and severely injure a user. Click here to read more.

Implus Footcare Recalls Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands

January 22, 2013 Implus Footcare has recalled about 76,000 Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands after 12 people reported incidents in which the product snapped suddenly and caused injury to the user’s hand, eye, or back. The product were primarily sold at Walmart. Click here to read the official recall notice.

Target Recalls Embark Resistance Bands

September 8, 2011 Target has recalled about 450,000 Embark Resistance Bands because the “black plastic ball attached to the resistance cord’s door anchor can unexpectedly release and strike the user.” At least 13 incidents have been reported, including several that involved permanent vision loss. Click here to read the official recall notice.

EB Brands Recalls Resistance Stretch Tubing

February 22, 2011 EB Brands has recalled nearly 30,000 Resistance Stretch Tubing after it reportedly caused a bone injury when the handle broke and detached while in use. The recalled products include:

  • Everlast Resistance Stretch Tubing
  • Everlast Pilates Stretch Tubing
  • Sportline Resistance Stretch Tubing
  • Pineapple Pilates Stretch Tubing

Click here to read the official recall notice.

Safety Tips for Using a Resistance Band

  • Read instructions on how to properly use a resistance band.
  • Only perform exercises exactly as directed.
  • Consider selecting a braided resistance band, which is less likely to cause injury if one band snaps.
  • Before exercising, carefully inspect your resistance band for signs of damage.
  • Wear safety-goggles or other eye protection.
  • Do not look directly at your resistance band while it is stretched.
  • Keep a safe distance from other people who are using resistance bands.
  • Do not stretch your band too far.
  • Do not store your resistance band in moist, hot, or sunlit areas.

Do I have a Resistance Band Injury Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting resistance band induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a resistance band, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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