Last week, the popular fitness product, “Perfect Pullup,” was voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Perfect Fitness, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Perfect Pullup was recalled because the product poses a risk of injury from falling. The fall injury hazard is the result of a discovery that the plastic handle can crack during use. As a Plantation products liability lawyer, I applaud the manufacturer’s decision to voluntarily recall the Perfect Pullup, as well as their decision to offer a free replacement kit.
Most of us have done a pull-up at some point in our lives, either in P.E. or during our daily fitness regiments, so we realize the potential for injury if we were to unexpectedly fall. Falling because the pull-up handles break could lead to a variety of injuries, ranging from back and neck pain to something as severe as head trauma. Throughout my career as a Plantation products liability attorney I have seen countless products recalled due to design flaws, which render the product defective.
If someone suffered an injury as a result of the defective handle on the Perfect Pullup, they would be entitled to seek compensation and damages, provided that their personal injury lawyer could prove the manufacturer was negligent and responsible for the victim’s injuries. Design flaws such as the plastic handle on the Perfect Pullup can potentially lead to catastrophic injuries if the fall was severe and unexpected, as is often the case.
Hopefully no one has been severely injured prior to this product recall, but in the unfortunate event that someone has, at least now you know the initial steps in the legal process of a products liability case.