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Pull-Up Assist Device Recalled Due To Laceration Hazard

Getting in shape can actually bring risks to your health and safety, some of the…

  • June 17, 2019

Getting in shape can actually bring risks to your health and safety, some of the totally unexpected.

Case in point: a popular device used to assist people in doing pull-ups is being recalled due to a safety hazard.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Ethos Pull-Up Assist device sold at DICK’S Sporting Goods nationwide could pose a laceration hazard.

This recall involves the Ethos Pull-Up Assist equipment used for assistance during pull ups.  The equipment consists of three red resistance bands which are connected with a nylon web band with a plastic clip and metal carabiner that are placed under the users’ feet while performing a pull up.

The word ETHOS appears in red on the black nylon web connector, and the style number ETHA200 and UPC number 889751549392 appear on the packaging.

They were sold at DICK’S Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at DicksSportingGoods.com from March 2017 through February 2019 for around $35.

Hazard: The plastic clip on the nylon web band that is attached to the resistance band with a carabiner can break, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of equipment breaking, resulting in six lacerations. One incident required the consumer to receive stitches, another required the consumer to receive staples.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ethos Pull-Up Assist and return it to the nearest DICK’S Sporting Goods store. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.

Contact DICK’S Sporting Goods toll-free at 877-846-9997 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at dicksportinggoods.com and click on “Recalls” on the bottom of the page for more information.