Perfect Fitness, of Mill Valley, California, just issued a product recall for about 7,000 Perfect Fitness Perfect Pullup Bars following injury reports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the defective product immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The plastic handle on the recalled product can crack, posing a fall injury hazard to the user. To date, Perfect Fitness has received approximately 2,200 reports of the original handles cracking, with 38 complaints of injuries that included bruises, strains, and sprains.
This recall involves Perfect Pullup, an adjustable height pull-up bar that is installed in a doorway with screw-in holders. The recalled handles have a rectangular shape, are silver colored with a red hook, and display the Perfect Pullup logo in white lettering across the top. The recalled models were manufactured between December 2007 and April 2008.
The recalled Perfect Pullup Bars, which were manufactured in China, were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide, on the firm’s websites, and on Amazon, from January 2008 through present for about $90.
The CPSC is advising consumers to contact Perfect Fitness to order a free handle replacement kit. Perfect Fitness can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.974.7733 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at its website.