What Do You Do When The Exercise Equipment You Bought On The TV Commercial Telling You How To Become “Beautiful" In Weeks Breaks And Causes You To Suffer A Catastrophic Injury Or Even Worse Death
When I was a teenager, I had a chin up bar attached to a door jamb by an inferior and defective holder. The fastener was properly installed according to supplied directions and pulled away from the wall causing me to fall down, split my skull open, sustain a minor closed head trauma, and a permanent scar. Recently a defective product recall was made by Perfect Fitness Corporation when the handles of thousands of its perfect pull up exercise were cracking and breaking causing bodily injuries, bruises, strains, sprains, or serious injuries. A staggering amount of these devices broke, namely almost one-third. The recall of this Chinese made exercise equipment also included plastic handles on the “perfect pull up" and adjustable height pull up bar that attached to doorways via screws and holders. Just reading about this brings back chills as a similar device caused my injuries and trauma over 30 years ago. I guess that manufacturers of these products still seem to put an emphasis on profitability and flashy advertisements and promotion rather than consumer safety.
The perfect pull up bar had been sold since January 2008 for about $90 in sporting stores nationwide including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, and on retailers such as Amazon.com.
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