Fitness Anywhere LLC, San Francisco, which does business as TRX, announced on Tuesday a voluntary recall of about 40,000 TRX Suspension Trainer devices in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
TRX has received 570 reports of the strap length-adjustment buckles breaking, with 82 reports of the user falling, including 13 reports of head, face, shoulder and hip injuries.
The recall involves older model Professional (P1) and Tactical (T1) TRX Suspension Trainer devices manufactured between January 2006 and July 2007.
“The recalled products’ anchor straps are yellow or khaki nylon with a carabiner at the top end and a black nylon loop on the bottom end,” the CPSC wrote in the recall description, which included images of the devices in question. “A black and yellow or black and khaki nylon strap is threaded through the black nylon loop on the anchor strap to form a “Y.” On each side of the “Y,” the strap has a cam buckle, which is used to adjust the length of the straps. Each end of the “Y” strap has a foam-covered hand grip and a foot cradle.”
The devices, manufactured in China, were sold at health and fitness stores and studios nationwide as well as online from January 2006 through December 2009 for about $150 to $200.
The CPSC says consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact TRX to arrange to return the recalled product for a replacement TRX Suspension Trainer device. Return authorization is required prior to returning the units. Consumers can call TRX toll-free at (888) 221-7417, send an email to [email protected] or visit the company’s website at www.trxtraining.com.