BestRatedReviews.com, a blog specializing in reviewing the best in “travel, leisure and products,” posted a review of our popular Teeter Hang Ups EP”550 today and found it worthy of their perfect 5 star rating. “When we tested this product, the relief our testers experienced was unmistakable. Each tester enjoyed a relaxing session in the inversion table and came away in a state of greater rest and relaxation than they did when they started.” You can read their review of our EP”550 in its entirety here.
If you are a fan of the popular show Pit Boss that airs on Animal Planet you know the show’s star, Shorty Rossi, suffers from back trouble. Being a dog office ourselves (Blue & Oscar are the two Boston Terriers that guard our office doors), we appreciate the work the cast does so we sent Shorty a Teeter to enhance his physical therapy.
Pit Boss airs Saturdays at 10pm E/P (check your local listings).*Teeter and its affiliates do not condone any of the views, opinions or actions of any of the cast, crew or management of Animal Planet or any of its entities.
Mark Still, an editor for Tri Gear Review and an avid bike racer and tri-athlete, recently reviewed the Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 table to see how much better he would feel riding, running, and if it would improve his sleeping.
After just one week of use Mark noticed less back pain when waking in the mornings. Further use showed him even more considerable changes, especially in the way he positioned his body as he rode and the increase in distances he was able to ride without pain. In his own words, Mark concluded “The Teeter has managed to improve my running, cycling, sleeping and general well being outside of sports and that is something that impresses me quite a lot.” Listen to Mark on The Simon Gowen Triathlon Show discussing what he likes about his Teeter.
Puyallup, WA – November, 2010 – Why is the UL mark important for inversion tables? There are currently no adequate government regulations to effectively oversee the structural integrity or reliable function of inversion tables. Therefore, the market is vulnerable to products that are manufactured with inferior quality standards. In recent years, this risk has been punctuated by several major recalls by inversion table manufacturers prompted by consumer injuries.
With no way to quantify manufacturer claims of “safety,” this term is commonly used without substantiation. Consumers are right to question – what is truly safe?
Teeter is proud to announce that UL has introduced new safety testing and certification requirements specifically for inversion tables in UL 1647, UL’s Standard for Safety for Massage and Exercise Machines. All Teeter home-use inversion tables have now been authorized to bear the new mark and currently, Teeter offers the only inversion tables on the market to have passed these specifications. Unlike previous UL certifications, the new standard is designed to test the unique function of the inversion table and simulate “real world” use.
These specifications evaluate such key factors as:
- Cycle testing to a minimum of 30,000 repetitions.
- Weight load testing to a minimum 400% safety factor (based on the maximum rated user weight).
- Ankle closure endurance testing to a minimum of 30,000 repetitions.
- Top-speed rotation testing at the maximum rated user weight to ensure integrity under extreme conditions.
While we at Teeter pride ourselves on producing the most widely used inversion table in the world, safety throughout the industry is our number one priority. That is why all Teeter inversion tables meet the highest standards of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and we encourage our colleagues in the inversion industry to follow suit. When consumers are inverting securely in their homes, regardless of the brand, we all win.
As UL states, “As consumers, we make important decisions every day about the products we purchase and use in our homes, Underwriters Laboratories is committed to the safety and protection of all consumers in their daily lives.” Consumers now have the power to look for inversion tables that bear the UL Listing Mark, confident in their knowledge that UL rigorously tested representative samples of Teeter products to determine their compliance with the requirements of the new standard.
Since 1981, Teeter has set the industry standard in developing innovative, high-quality, non-invasive back and health equipment. For more information, visit www.teeter-inversion.com.
Contact: Kim Grotzke, 800.847.0143
Teeter Hang Ups founder and president, Roger Teeter, recently wrote an article for the Arizona Sports and Lifestyle Magazine discussing the benefits of using a Teeter for your spine and overall health. Roger explains the benefits and how inversion therapy has helped him, as well as millions of others, experience relief from constant back pain. Read Roger’s full article online at AZ Sports and Lifestyle Magazine or see his full story.