Exercise Equipment Recall - Resistance Bands and Cord Kits sold at Target Stores need Repairs

One of the packages involved in the recall - CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with Target, have announced the recall of around 447,000 Embark Resistance Cords and Cord Kits. The company wants to repair the unit to prevent injuries to the consumers.

Target received three reports of injuries from using the Resistance Bands. The black plastic ball on the resistance cord could release while being attached to a door, which could hit the consumer. Two reports of people involved permanent vision loss because they were hit in the eye by the door anchor ball. The extent of the injury to the third victim is unknown, according to Target. .

To remedy the problem, Target will be providing instructions on how to properly repair the resistance cords so that they are safe to use again. Consumers are instructed to stop using the resistance band products until they are able to complete the necessary repair.

The resistance cords were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at their website between July 2009 and August 2011. The retail price ranged between $10 to $20. The resistance cords came in several colors. The exercise equipment has bands that are green, blue, or black. The word "Embark" is printed on the door anchor. The products came packaged with the following descriptions:

  • Embark Light (tension) Resistance Cord (green)
  • Embark Medium (tension) Resistance Cord (blue)
  • Embark Heavy (tension) Resistance Cord (black)
  • Embark Resistance Cord kit (set of 3 cords in green/blue/black stored in a mesh bag)
  • To find out more about the recall and the repair visit Target’s Recall Recall section of their website. Target also has a customer service toll-free number at (800) 440-0680. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

    By: N Wilson

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