Sen. Harry Reid sues makers of exercise band over eye injury

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his wife, Landra Gould, filed a product liability lawsuit Tuesday in Clark County, Nevada, against the makers of a resistance exercise band that Reid said was behind an accident in January that injured his eye.

Reid, 75, and Gould are suing Hygenic Intangible Property Holding Co., The Hygenic Corp., and Performance Health LLC, with the lawsuit saying the companies "combined to create, manufacture, and market a defective product called TheraBand or Thera-Band exercise band," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Court documents say that Reid was exercising in his Henderson, Nevada, home on Jan. 1, 2015, with a TheraBand mounted to a "sturdy object in his bathroom. While in use, the TheraBand broke or slipped out of Mr. Reid's hand, causing him to spin around and strike his face on a cabinet."

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