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Ontel Products Corporation recalls ISO7X Isometric Exercise Device

Starting date:
August 8, 2014
Posting date:
August 8, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40967

Affected products

ISO7X Isometric Exercise Device

Product description

This recall involves ISO7X isometric exercise devices. The device is about 1 metre (3 feet) long. It has hard plastic black handle grips on each end and two black nylon straps that extend down opposite sides of the center metal shaft. This recall only involves isometric exercise devices with black handle grips.

Hazard identified

The handle grips on each end can break during use and cause parts to be forcefully ejected from the shaft, posing a risk of injury from impact to the user or bystander.

Ontel Products has received 10 reports (none in Canada) of the handles breaking and the ejection of the internal spring coil and rod, including five reports of impact injuries that resulted in punctures and lacerations.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 7,000 units were sold in Canada by various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from January 2011 to June 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Ontel Products Corporation
Fairfield
New Jersey
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ISO7X isometric exercise device and contact Ontel Products to receive instructions on how to obtain a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Ontel Products Corporation at 1-855-243-7599 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online and click on “ISO7X Recall Notice”, or by email.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.