Product Failures and Recalls Called UL to Action
Despite increasing demand for inversion tables for temporary back pain relief, no adequate government regulations for inversion equipment have been created that mandate essential manufacturing standards. With no regulations, manufacturers could build inversion tables with inferior materials and cost-cutting techniques.
The resulting product failures (and the seriousness of resulting injuries) prompted the creation of new UL standard requirements. For this reason, users should look for the UL mark for their own protection.
Competing Brands Failed to Meet UL Standard
The disparity in product quality among inversion tables was clearly illustrated in the 2010 report published by a product testing firm that specializes in mechanical analysis and forensic engineering. Modeled after the UL 1647 safety standard, the tests were conducted on a selection of widely-distributed inversion table models. In endurance and strength tests, ALL competing models experienced catastrophic failure resulting from torn or broken metal, falling far short of the UL standard. Only Teeter met UL’s safety requirements as seen below:
The UL mark isn’t just any certification, it’s a promise that you’re buying a product built with proven quality and safety in mind. You can only be sure that an inversion table or any other product is UL Certified if the mark is clearly displayed on the product itself!
All Teeter models bear the UL mark and are backed by 35 years of quality engineering. Here are just a few of Teeter’s Success Stories that can attest to the rigorous quality and safety standards Teeter has set!