Target stores are now recalling the Embark Exercise Band following multiple reports of the product’s anchor releasing and snapping back unexpectedly, causing the plastic ball to strike the user. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has received more than a dozen reports of incidents involving serious hand and eye injuries, vision loss, and facial fractures. Some users have even required multiple corrective surgeries to address the problems caused by the device.
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Embark Exercise Band Overview
The Embark Exercise Band is an at-home exercise device made of green, blue, or black rubber in light, medium, and heavy tensions. For some activities, the band must be anchored into a door frame with a plastic ball. The Embark Exercise Band was sold online and at Target retail store locations for between $10 and $20 from July 2009 until August 2011.
Why Was the Embark Exercise Band Recalled?
In September 2011, Target and the CPSC made the decision to recall the Embark Exercise Band after it was linked to at least three reports of users suffering serious injuries, including two cases of permanent vision loss. According to the CPSC, the problem with the Embark Exercise Band is that the “black plastic ball attached to the resistance cord’s door anchor can unexpectedly release and strike the user.”
Specific products involved in this recall include:
- 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)
Exercise Band Injuries
The Target Embark Exercise Band has been associated with the following types of injuries:
- Hand injuries
- Eye injuries
- Permanent vision loss
- Inflammation of the eyes
- Facial fractures
- Chronic pain and discomfort
- Additional surgeries (which may not always be successful)
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