Exercise Equipment Causes Permanent Vision Loss

Posted on September 8, 2011

Embark Resistance Cords, sold by Target, have been recalled after injuring three consumers, causing permanent vision loss in two, according to news sources.

Injuries occurred when the black plastic ball attached to the equipment unexpectedly released, striking the user.

About 447,000 of the Embark Resistance Cords and Cord Kits were sold from July 2009 to August 2011 at Target stores and Target.com. The products were priced from $10 to $20 dollars. The bands usually held in both hands to create tension, come in blue, green or black, with black handles and an anchor for attaching the device to the door. The anchor is comprised of a plastic back ball encased in nylon. The product is branded with the name “Embark”. The tension of the resistance cord comes in light, medium, or heavy, or you can buy a kit with all three cords.

If you have this product, remove the door anchor prior to using it again. If you’d like, you can contact Target in order to learn more about how to safely use the cords.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I’m sorry to hear of a dangerous product that injured two individuals so seriously and with such permanent effects. If you or a loved one has been injured because of Embark resistance cords I suggest you seek medical attention right away. It can also be just as important to contact a product defect 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.

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