In its press release the company said that this recall only covers ISO7X machines with black handle grips. About 170,000 of these devices are thought to be in the US. They're about 3 feet long, as you can see in the company-provided photos, and have black nylon straps and black plastic handle grips.
The problem, says the company, is that those grips can break during normal use. When that happens, parts of the machine can fly off, posing an injury risk. In at least 5 cases, that very scenario ended with puncture and laceration injuries.
The company said on Thursday that if you have one of these devices and would like more information you can go to ontel.com and click on a link but when I went to the site this morning I was auto-directed to a different site with no recall link I could find anywhere. Regardless, you're urged not to use your ISO7X, obviously. Contact Ontel at (800) 245-0511 and you can get a refund, the company says. (I did not try the phone number.)
These exercise machines were made in China and distributed nationwide at sporting good stores and other retail outlets. They were also hawked online. They were sold here in the US from around October of 2009 through August of 2011. New, they cost about $30.