Target has recalled the Embark Exercise Band after receiving reports that the anchor can unexpectedly release, snap toward the user, and cause severe injuries. We are aware of at least 13 incidents in which a user was struck by an Embark Resistance Band and suffered eye injuries, permanent vision loss, facial fractures, hand injuries, and more.
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What is the Embark Exercise Band?
Embark is a brand of exercise bands (also known as “resistance bands”) that are used in at-home strength training. The bands are made of green, blue, or black rubber with different resistance tensions. Users are instructed to anchor the bands to a door with a plastic ball, and then pull on black foam handles. The products were sold in Target retail stores and online at Target.com from July 2009 until August 2011 for $10-20.
Eye Injuries Lead to Embark Resistance Band Recall
In September 2011, Target and the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of nearly 450,000 Embark Exercise Bands because a “black plastic ball attached to the resistance cord’s door anchor can unexpectedly release and strike the user.” There have been at least three reports of eye injuries, including two that resulted in permanent vision loss.
Products involved in the 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)
Case Report of Exercise Band Eye Injury
On March 8, 2011, a 35 year-old female reported the following incident to the CPSC (Click Here — WARNING: Graphic Images):
“During a pull up sitting on the floor, the door opened and the ball catapulted and hit me square in the right eye. … It caused a broken lower eye socket, a traumatic cataract, traumatic glaucoma, corneal damage and mydriasis. I have undergone 2 surgeries, one an implant to correct the fracture, and one cataract removal and pupil cerclage. I most likely will need to have glaucoma surgery and a corneal transplant. I am functioning well and can see decent since the surgery, but my eye is plagued by constant inflammation and general achiness. It just isn’t the same.”
Exercise Bands Linked to Permanent Eye Injury, Vision Loss
Injuries associated with the Embark Exercise Band include:
- Hand injury
- Eye injury
- Permanent vision loss
- Inflammation of the eyes
- Facial fractures
- Chronic pain
- Need for surgery
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- And more
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