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.
The accident occurred last month while Reid was exercising in his new home in Nevada. When the exercise band snapped, it hit his right eye and he fell into a filing cabinet. He broke four ribs and may have had a concussion.
Several bones around his eye were also fractured and he told KNPR he wasn’t sure if his vision would ever be fully restored due to blood inside the eye.
He was hospitalized overnight and continued to hold meetings in his home for most of January. On Tuesday, he returned to Congress for a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline.
In recent years, exercise bands have severely injured dozens of people and over 600,000 products have been recalled. One recall involved a product that was anchored with a ball meant to be placed in a door. Some people had serious eye injuries when the ball snapped.
Just a couple weeks ago, a recall was issued for the SKLZ Resistance Trainer because it could break. Three serious injuries were reported, including a laceration, a puncture wound, and blunt trauma to the leg.
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