Exercise

Microsoft unveils the “Nike+ Kinect Training” Workout Program for the Xbox360

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(Best Syndication News) - Microsoft Corp. and NIKE Inc. unveiled the “Nike+ Kinect Training” home fitness program that will only be available on the Xbox 360 using the hands free Kinect controller. The announcement was made today at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3), which is going on in Los Angeles this week.

The home fitness-training program is able to track a person’s movement and the program will analyze how the body moves and look for areas that could be improved upon. The fitness program is tailored to each person to improve strength and athleticism.

Recall announced for Child Sized Fitness Trampoline sold exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us Stores

Child sized First Fitness Trampoline being recalled by Aqua Leisure Industrieds - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - First Fitness Trampolines are being recalled because the metal on the support bar could break off and could cause laceration injuries on the child. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall being issued from the manufacturer, Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc.

Around 40,000 of the First Fitness Trampolines with handlebars are involved in the recall. The child sized fitness trampolines were sold exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us stores nationwide between September 2010 and April 2012 at a price between $45 and $70. The manufacturer received four reports of the metal handlebar breaking away from the connection while it was being used. The company has not received any reports of injuries.

Skechers to offer Consumer refunds for Shape-ups after agreeing to $40 million FTC Settlement

Skechers Shape-ups Refund - Credit FTC

(Best Syndication News) - The Federal Trade Commission today announced that Skechers USA, Inc. agreed to pay $40 million for promising more than what their Shape-ups shoes could actually do. Skechers decided not to fight the FTC charges. The goverment agency said the company made unfounded claims that the shoes could aid in losing weight, and for toning and strengthening their bottom half.

The good news is consumers who have purchased the Shape-ups can submit a claim to get some amount of a refund. The website is http://www.skecherssettlement.com/ where consumers can apply for reimbursement. The refunds are being offered for consumers who purchased the Shape-ups, Resistance Runner, Shape-ups Toners/Trainers, and Tone-ups starting on August 1, 2008 to present day. The consumer settlement refunds will vary depending on the number of participants in the claim and depending on the shoe model ranging from $20 up to $80.

Inflatable Pool Slide Recall announced after reports of Death and Severe Injuries

Banzai Inflatable pool water slide recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of around 21,000 Banzai inflatable in-ground pool water slides because they have caused death and severe neck injuries. The slide could become deflated enough that a person could hit their head. Another safety concern is that the slide could fall over and cause injury.

The CPSC said that they know of a 29-year old mother who died after hitting her head at the bottom of the slide. She fractured her neck. The injury occurred when the slide was partly deflated. The retailers received reports of a 24-year old man who became a quadriplegic and a woman had fractured her neck from using the slide. The injuries occurred in a very similar way where they hit their head on the cement at the bottom of the slide.

Recall of Trampolines sold at Walmart announced for Safety Net Breaking

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(Best Syndication News) - Trampolines sold exclusively at Walmart are being recalled because the safety net surrounding it could fail causing serious injuries. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Sportspower Limited of Hong Kong, China, announced the voluntary recall.

The manufacturer, Sportspower, received 17 reports of the net breaking. Eleven people sustained injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions.

About 92,000 of the Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampolines were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide between February 2009 through February 2012 at a retail price around $275. The trampolines have a 6-feet high brown mesh netting and are 14’ in diameter. The UPC codes 68706404210 and 68706404244 were displayed on the trampoline box packaging.

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