Target will recall almost 500,000 exercise cords after two users suffered serious eye injuries. The recall covers about 447,000 Embark model cords of various styles and colors, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
Target has received three reports of these Chinese made resistance band users getting struck in the eye by the anchor ball that attaches to a door. Two of the incidents involved permanent vision loss.
Resistant cords are all the rage now. They are cheap, lightweight and easy to transport. They probably work too. But, obviously, if they break, the cord is coming at you and your eyes at great speed.
One thing is for sure: if you suffered a serious eye injury from these cords, you have a really good chance of settling your case. Believe me; Target is not going to be racing to the courthouse steps to try these cases.
If you have one of these resistance bands, stop using it.