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Target Embark Resistance Band
Sports and Recreation
Track, Field & Exercise
Exercise Equipment (3277)
2/1/2011 This date is an estimate
I was injured by the Target Embark resistance band while exercising to a dvd. During a pull up sitting on the floor, the door opened and the ball catapulted and hit me square in the right eye. I didn't even know it happened right away - it took me a minute to register something had even occurred. It caused a broken lower eye socket, a traumatic cataract, traumatic glaucoma, corneal damage and mydriasis. I have undergone 2 surgeries, one an implant to correct the fracture, and one cataract removal and pupil cerclage. I most likely will need to have glaucoma surgery and a corneal transplant. I am functioning well and can see decent since the surgery, but my eye is plagued by constant inflammation and general achiness. It just isn't the same. Partially user error and partially just a dangerous product. I'm glad to hear this product was removed from shelves. I consider myself lucky to have vision in my eye still, but I definitely won't ever be the same.
Injury→Injury, Emergency Department Treatment Received
35 years
I think I still have product, but obviously am not using.
Comment from Target 9/20/2011
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