Perfect Pullup Recall ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Monday, August 15, 2011

Perfect Pullup Recall

On Feb. 17, 2011 a recall was made by Perfect Fitness in connection with The Perfect Pullup exercise equipment. The company distributed about 10,000 of them in 2008 and received its first complaint involving breakage of the handles in May 2008. The company began an internal review and in June 2008 began retesting the handle design; it was redesigned in July to be stronger. But when the company began production of the new design and discontinued distribution of the recalled version, it did not notify CPSC, the notice states, adding that Perfect Fitness posted an online notice in March 2010 that consumers could replace the original products free of charge. Perfect Fitness knew of at least 23 user injury incidents by that time but didn't make a report to the commission until Dec. 20, 2010, according to the notice. By the date of that report, the company was aware of at least 45 injury reports and had received moiré than 2,000 requests for replacement products, it says. A lawsuit was made against the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has provisionally accepted a settlement agreement with Perfect Fitness.

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