Feb. 25, 2013
-- The Ab Circle Pro promises buyers the opportunity to lose weight in almost no time at all. Sadly, buyers got more than they expected in the form of debilitating injuries. The machine suffers from poor design and manufacturing that causes users injuries in a variety of ways.
The Ab Circle Pro is an exercise machine that has users rock back and forth around a disc. The user puts their knees into pads, which are the source of many Ab Circle injuries, and start to slide their body left and right. In order to achieve this action, the body primarily uses the abdominal muscles. As a result, the user is supposed to see the body fat melt away, revealing six pack abs.
This method of weight loss works in theory, but reality is very different. Customers purchased the machine and got it assembled, then started using it. The customer gets the movement down, then starts increasing the speed as she gains confidence, and winds up getting thrown off. This is just one of the ways in which Ab Circle injuries happen. Handlebars rise up out of the top for the user to hold onto as she glides around the circle. There is no force keeping her in the knee cups, so she basically swings herself out of the knee cups at a high rate of speed while hanging onto the handlebars. The hanging on can cause shoulder injuries such as a torn rotator cuff, as well as severely injure the body as it lands on the floor.
Being flung off at speed is not the only issue that causes Ab Circle injuries. The knee pads are poorly secured to the moving centerpiece which results in them eventually coming off. Bolts go through the soft foam to attach them to the frame. That soft foam eventually wears from the motion of the machine, causing it to come off. The detachment typically occurs when the user is getting up to speed, causing an injury to the knee as it crashes onto the machine or floor. Related injuries include back injuries and broken toes and ribs.
Also making the issue worse is the fact that users have to resort to using cooking spray to lubricate the machine. Otherwise, the wheels barely move, resulting in Ab Circle injuries in the form of strained muscles and ligaments. Getting in shape shouldn't be such a miserable experience, but the Ab Circle Pro certainly makes it so.
The law offices of Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has represented thousands of clients in personal injury lawsuits since 1971. The law firm regularly handles cases in south and southeast Texas, but also handles lawsuits in other states. Efforts taken by the firm on behalf of its clients for their injuries has resulted in many an impressive reward or settlement.