Target has recalled 447,000 resistance cords after three customers reported injures while using it, two of whom experienced permanent vision loss, according to news sources.
The product subject to recall is the Embark Resistance Cord, which was sold both individually and in kits exclusively in Target stores and at Target.com from July 2009 to August 2011 for about $10 to $20.
The cords pose a risk of injury when used with the attached door anchor. The anchor, a plastic black ball, can release without warning and injure the user.
The resistance cords come in three different colors: green (light tension), blue (medium tension), and black (heavy tension). They can be bought separately or together in a kit. All have black foam handles and a door anchor, which is a strap of nylon webbing with a plastic ball attached. The Embark logo is branded on either the rubbor cord or a black strap attached to the handles.
If you own one of these products, remove the door attachment before using it again. If you have questions about how to remove it, you can contact Target.
As a personal injury lawyer in Olympia, if you or a loved one has been injured because of this equipment, I suggest you seek medical attention right away. It can also be just as important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to monetary compensation as a result of getting injured because of a defective or recalled product. You should also remember that the longer you take to contact someone about your case the more chance you have to lose evidence.