Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. is recalling about 10,000 Ethos Pull-Up Assist equipment used for assistance while doing pull ups. According to a statement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the plastic clip on the nylon web band that is attached to the resistance band with a carabiner can break, posing a laceration hazard.
The retailer has received seven reports of equipment breaking, resulting in six lacerations. One incident required the consumer to receive stiches, another required the consumer to receive staples.
Description: The 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.
Sold at: Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at DicksSportingGoods.com from March 2017 through February 2019 for around $35.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Ethos Pull-Up Assist and return it to the nearest Dick’s Sporting Goods store for a refund. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.