Recent recalls affect exercise equipment including bicycles and exercise bands. As aproducts liability lawyer in Chicago, I encourage all consumers to stay informed about product recalls and cease use of recalled products.
The recall of exercise bands “involves the Everlast Resistance Stretch Tubing, Everlast Pilates Stretch Tubing, Sportline Resistance Stretch Tubing and Pineapple Pilates Stretch Tubing.” (AP, 2/22). These exercise bands were sold at many sporting goods retail stores between March and December of 2010.
Additionally two different bicycle recalls were released recently. Felt adult bicycles have been recalled because the “bike's fork can break, causing the rider to lose control.” These bikes were sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide between July and November of last year. Consumers are “advised to stop using the recalled bikes and see a local Felt dealer to receive a free inspection and repair.” Novara Fusion Bicycles imported by REI have been recalled because “the alloy steerer tube could separate from the fork causing the rider to lose control of the bike.” The bikes were sold at REI stores and on the REI website from November 2009 to November 2010.