Senator Harry Reid Injured by Resistance BandResistance bands (also known as “exercise bands”) have been used by millions of people for exercise, strength training, and physical therapy. Unfortunately, dozens of people have been seriously injured when their resistance band unexpectedly released, snapped backward, and violently hit users in the face, hand, or body.

Do I Have a Texas Resistance Band Injury Lawsuit? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by a resistance band, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.

UPDATE: Sen. Reid Files Exercise Band Injury Lawsuit in Nevada

October 8, 2015 — Senator Harry Reid has filed lawsuit (PDF) against the maker of an exercise band that snapped and caused severe injuries to his eye and face.

January 23, 2015 — After being severely injured by an exercise band in December, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has returned to Congress and told reporters he wouldn’t rule out filing a lawsuit. Click here to read more.

What is the problem?

In recent years, the use of resistance bands has grown dramatically in exercise and physical therapy. These effective, inexpensive products are normally easy to use, and they come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and tensile strengths.

Unfortunately, resistance bands are not without risk. They can cause severe, permanent injuries when they break or are used improperly. The biggest dangers involve bands that release suddenly and snap backward toward the user. This can occur when patients place the bands over their foot or a non-secure anchor. However, in some cases, defective resistance bands can break without warning and severely injure the user. Click here to read a case report – WARNING: Graphic Images.

Resistance Band Injuries

Resistance band injuries include:

  • Eye injury
  • Permanent vision loss
  • Hand injury
  • Facial fractures
  • Swelling, bruising
  • Lacerations, bleeding
  • Need for multiple surgeries
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • And more

Pro Performance SKLZ Resistance Trainer Recall

January 9, 2015 — Pro Performance has recalled about 52,000 of the SKLZ Recoil 360 All-Position Resistance Trainers because the exercise bands can snap and severely injure a user. Click here to read more.

Implus Footcare Recalls Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands

In January 2013, Walmart and Implus Footcare recalled the Perfect Fitness Resistance Band after receiving 12 incident reports involving injuries to the back, hand, and eye. (Click here to read the official recall notice.

Target Recalls Embark Resistance Bands

In September 2011, Target and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of nearly 450,000 Embark Resistance Bands. We are aware of at least 13 incidents involving this defective product, including several that resulted in permanent eye damage. The problem was that a “black plastic ball attached to the resistance cord’s door anchor can unexpectedly release and strike the user.” Click here to read the official recall notice.

EB Brands Recalls Resistance Stretch Tubing

In February 2011, EB Brands recalled Resistance Stretch Tubing after receiving one report of an incident involving a bone injury. The Everlast Resistance Stretch Tubing, Everlast Pilates Stretch Tubing, Sportline Resistance Stretch Tubing, and Pineapple Pilates Stretch Tubing were recalled because the handle can break or detach while in use. Click here to read the official recall notice.

Tips for Safely Using a Resistance Band

  • Carefully read the instructions before starting resistance band training.
  • Learn the proper way to use your resistance band.
  • Consider buying braided bands, which are less likely to cause injury if one band snaps.
  • Store your resistance band away from moisture, hot places, direct sunlight, pools, etc.
  • Inspect your band for signs of damage every time you use it.
  • Wear eye-protection (such as safety goggles).
  • Never look directly at your band when it is stretched.
  • Don’t over-stretch your band.
  • Keep your distance from other people using resistance bands.

Do I have a Resistance Band Eye Injury Lawsuit in Texas?

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