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July 1, 2005
Nautilus Inc. Recall to Repair Exercise Benches
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 10,000 Nautilus NT 1020 Exercise Benches. A weld on the bench frame under the seat can crack and separate from the main frame, allowing the bench to collapse and the user to fall and suffer injuries.
November 23, 2004
Fitness Quest Inc. Recall to Repair Ab Lounge™ Exercise Products
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fitness Quest Inc., of Canton, Ohio is voluntarily recalling about 460,000 Ab Lounge™, Ab Lounge™ 2, and Ab Lounge™ Ultimate Exercisers products. When opening or folding up these exercise machines, consumers can catch their fingers in the hinges. This can result in lacerations, crushing, or amputation to finger tips. This does not occur while users are exercising.
November 16, 2004
The Nautilus Group Recall to Repair Bowflex Power Pro and Ultimate Fitness Machines
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Nautilus Group, of Vancouver, Wash. is voluntarily recalling 680,000 Power Pro and 102,000 Ultimate fitness machines. The seat pin on the Power Pro with “Lat Tower” and Ultimate models can break or become disengaged, allowing the seat to move suddenly. Also, the incline support bracket on the Power Pro without a “Lat Tower” can break, allowing the incline bench to move suddenly. Both hazards pose a fall risk to the user.
July 20, 2004
Jumpking Inc. Recall of Chrome Dumbbells
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jumpking Inc., of Mesquite, Texas is voluntarily recalling about about 1.2 million Reebok and NordicTrack Chrome Dumbbells. Because they do not fit together properly, the weights can fall off the handles of these dumbbells and strike the user.
June 4, 2004
Sportcraft Recall of Tredex Treadmills
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sportcraft Ltd., of Mt. Olive, N.J., is voluntarily recalling 320 Tredex 10.0 treadmills. The treadmill’s circuitry can overheat, causing it to unexpectedly accelerate during use. When this happens, the user can fall.
January 29, 2004
Bowflex Power Pro Fitness Machines Recalled by Nautilus Direct
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nautilus Direct (doing business as Bowflex), of Vancouver, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 420,000 Bowflex fitness machines to address two safety issues. First, while being used in the incline position, the machine's backboard bench can unexpectedly collapse and break, posing a risk of injury to the user. Second, the "Lat Tower," can rotate forward and fall during use, posing a risk of injury to the user.
October 8, 2003
Cybex International Recall of Treadmills
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cybex International, Inc., of Medway, Mass., is voluntarily recalling Cybex or Trotter Treadmills. There is a fire hazard because of overheating and ignition of dust inside the treadmill's hood. The dust accumulates because of lack of regular maintenance.
September 3, 2003
Life Fitness Recall to Repair Treadmills
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Life Fitness Division of Brunswick Corporation, of Franklin Park, Ill. is voluntarily recalling treadmills. The treadmill can unexpectedly accelerate, possibly causing the user to lose control and fall.
April 29, 2003
DCD Incorporated Recall of Exercisers
DCD Incorporated of Malibu, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 9,500 Ab Swing exercise units. The Ab Swing is a manual exercise unit, primarily intended for abdominal exercise. It is gray steel, with red seat and handlebars with black grips. The Ab Swing weighs approximately 18 pounds, and sits about 2 feet off the ground. The word "abswing" is printed on the front of the seat and the phrase "Made in Malaysia" is printed on a tag on the back of the seat. Units that contain the phrase "Made in China" are not included in this recall. Home Shopping Network (HSN) sold the exercise units in September 2002 for about $89.
May 16, 2002
"Total Gym" Exercise Machines Recalled by Fitness Quest
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Fitness Quest Inc., of Canton, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 310,000 Total Gym exercise machines. The handles on these exercise machines can detach during use and the cable attached to the handles can break, resulting in injury to the user.
May 7, 2002
Total Gym Fitness Recall of Exercise Equipment Sold by TV Infomercials
Total Gym Fitness LLC, of West Chester, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 3,100 Total Gym XL exercisers. To operate the exercise equipment, consumers lie on a glideboard that rolls on an inclined track as the user pulls the hand cords. The Total Gym XL home exercise equipment has a double rail system that attaches to a support column at a degree of incline selected by the consumer. A glideboard slides on the rails. The consumer lies on the glideboard and, using a pulley system, pulls the glideboard from the ground to the support column with their own body weight providing the resistance. The recalled exercisers are black and chrome and have 'Total Gym XL' written on the glideboard. Total Gym Fitness LLC sold the exercisers directly to consumers nationwide through television infomercials between January 2002 and February 2002 for about $1,300.
April 23, 2002
Treadmills Recalled by Horizon Fitness
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Horizon Fitness, of DeForest, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 5,900 treadmills. A component of the electronic control panel can malfunction, causing the motor and walking belt to rapidly accelerate and the user can lose balance and fall.
March 12, 2002
ICON Health & Fitness Inc. Recall of Hiker Exercise Equipment
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ICON Health & Fitness, of Logan, Utah, is voluntarily recalling about 7,500 hikers. Hikers are shortened-platform treadmills that operate at a speed of up to 6 mph. They can be set at an incline of up to 25 or 50 percent, depending on model, to simulate hiking up steep grades. An electrical component in the control system at the base of the unit can fail and cause overheating. This poses a risk of fire and burns to consumers.
April 15, 1999
Exercise Gliders Recalled by ICON Health & Fitness
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC), ICON Health & Fitness Inc., of Logan, Utah, is recallingabout 75,000 Weider Shape Glider, Weider Power Glide and Weslo ShapeTrainer exercise machines. An arm supporting the seat on these exercisegliders can disconnect during use, causing the user to fall abruptly.
February 23, 1999
Extension Cords and Weight Benches Recall
Tools Exchange Inc., of Lynwood, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,760 outdoor extension cords. The cords have undersized wires, lack overcurrent protection and have reverse polarity receptacles that allow plugs to be incorrectly inserted, presenting fire, shock and electrocution hazards. Spectrum Fitness, of Loveland, Ohio, is recalling 350 Multi-Purpose Weight Benches, model number NG-14 N. The benches have a metal hinge that can break causing a sudden shift of the bench. The shift can cause the user to lose control of weights being lifted and result in injury.
November 18, 1998
Treadmills Recalled by Pacific Scientific
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC) Pacific Scientific Co., ofRockford, Ill., is recalling over 71,000 treadmills. Anelectrical short can occur in the treadmills' motors,presenting electrocution, shock and fire hazards toconsumers.
July 14, 1997
Exercise Machines Recalled by Icon Health & Fitness
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Icon Health & Fitness Inc. of Logan,Utah, is recalling about 78,000 exercise machines sold under the brandname Pro Form R-930 Space Saver Riders. The machine is designed to closehorizontally for easy storage. In the cases of reported injuries, when thehandle bar was pulled against the seat during use, the machineunexpectedly closed into the storage position causinginjuries.
August 7, 1996; Revised August 9, 2001
E-Force Cross Trainer Exercise Machine Repair by CSA
June 27, 1996
Exercise Machines Recalled by Stamina Products
NOVEMBER 5, 1992
Exercise Benches Repair Program by Weider Sporting Goods

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