Under U.S. law, manufacturers, retailers, and distributors of fitness equipment must warn of the potential dangers that could result from using their equipment. In addition, they are obligated to immediately report known defects in their products to the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Gyms and fitness facilities are also expected to keep their fitness equipment in good working condition for their members. When any of these parties fail to live up to their responsibilities, the individuals who use fitness equipment, as well as innocent bystanders, are put at risk for personal injury.
Lawsuits relating to defective fitness equipment are often challenging and can involve several issues such as product liability, negligence, or breach of warranty. Things are further complicated because injured parties have a limited amount of time to file suit and need to take action as soon as possible. If you have been injured due to defective fitness equipment, speak with one of our personal injury lawyers who specialize in the laws surrounding defective products and learn more about your options.