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Pull-up assist equipment recalled over laceration concerns

(WPTA) — Exercise equipment marketed for assistance during pull-ups are being recalled because a piece can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves the Ethos Pull-Up Assist equipment. This 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 equipment was sold at DICKS Sporting Goods stores nationwide from March 2017 through February 2019. he word ETHOS appears in red on the black nylon web connector, and the style number ETHA200 and UPC number 889751549392 appear on the packaging.

The recall was initiated after seven reports of the plastic clip on the nylon web band breaking. This resulted in six lacerations. One of the injured people required stitches and another required staples.

Anyone with the recalled equipment should stop using it and return it to the nearest DICKS Sporting Goods store. Customers with a receipt will get a refund. Those without a receipt will get store credit.

Anyone with questions about the recall should 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 and click on “Recalls” on the bottom of the page for more information.

Jacob Burbrink

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