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Perfect Pullup recalled for fall-injury risk

Consumer Reports News: February 18, 2011 12:28 PM

Consumers should stop using the Perfect Pullup exercise bar because the plastic handle can crack, posing a risk of dangerous falls, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The maker of the bar, Perfect Fitness, of Mill Valley, Calif., issued a voluntary recall of the products yesterday, after it received 2,200 reports of cracked handles and 38 complaints of injuries, including bruises, strains, and sprains.

The models recalled have a rectangular-shaped handle, are silver colored with a red hook, and display the Perfect Pullup logo in white lettering across the top. The devices have been on sale since January 2008 at sporting goods stores nationwide, on their websites, and on Amazon.com from for about $90.

If you have one of the bars, stop using it and contact Perfect Fitness to order a free handle replacement kit. The company can be reached at (877) 974-7733 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or via its website, www.perfectonline.com/handleexchange.

Joel Keehn, senior editor

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