Workout equipment, hanging lights make recalls list

(WPRI/AP) – Popular workout equipment and a hanging light fixture have both been recalled due to serious injury risks.

Ontel Products Corp. is recalling 170,000 Isometric exercise devices known as the ISO7X due to the risk that the handle grips will break and send parts flying.

Consumers were advised to stop using the product and contact the company for a refund.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that the firm has received 10 reports of the handles breaking, causing the ejection of the internal spring coil and rod. That has led to at least five reported injuries, which included punctures and lacerations.

The recalled products were sold for about $30 from 2009 through 2011 in sporting good and other retail stores, as well as through television and online sales.

The ISO7X is about 3 feet long and has hard plastic black handle grips on each end with two black nylon straps that extend down opposite sides of the center metal shaft.

Pier One Imports has recalled thousands of hanging glass star lanterns due to a fire hazard. The solder welds on the lantern can melt due to heat from a tea light. This can cause the candle holder to break and pose a fire hazard.

The company has received five reports of the solder melting, including one report of the lantern falling apart and burning a rug.

Consumers can return the product to Pier One for a full refund.

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