Recall: Implus Footcare Recalls Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands Due To Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at WalMart


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2013
Release #13-100
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 446-7587
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Implus Footcare Recalls Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands Due To Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at WalMart

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Perfect Resistance Bands

Units: About 75,600

Importer: Implus Footcare, LLC, of Durham, N.C.

Manufacturer: Dalps & Leisure Products Supply Corp, No. 5, of China

Hazard: The bands can detach from the mesh cloth loops posing an injury hazard to the user and those in the vicinity.

Incidents/Injuries: Twelve incidents were reported, 11 to the firm and one to CPSC, including injuries to the back, hand and eye. None of the injuries was serious and one required medical attention.

Description: 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

Sold at: WalMart, and online at www.perfectonline.com for about $13 to $17.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Implus Footcare for a refund or replacement product.

Consumer Contact: Implus Footcare at (800) 446-7587 select option 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recall@4implus.com, or online at www.perfectonline.com/recalls



Perfect Band, Heavy
25 lb. resistance
Perfect Band, Very Heavy
30 lb. resistance
Perfect Band, Ultra Heavy
40 lb. resistance