|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
April 23, 2002
Release # 02-145
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 864-3840 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
CPSC, Horizon Fitness Announce Recall of Treadmills
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.
Horizon Fitness and CPSC have received 15 reports of consumers
losing their balance and falling off of the treadmill. Injuries include
cuts and abrasions.
The models included in the recall are the model year 2000/2001
Paragon, Quantum and Omega treadmills. This recall does not include any
2002 model product, which include the Omega II, Quantum II, Paragon II,
Sporting goods stores, including Total Fitness Solutions, Fitness
Warehouse and Play It Again Sports sold these treadmills nationwide from
November 2000 through June 2001 for between $699 and $1099.
Consumers should stop using these treadmills immediately and
contact Horizon Fitness toll-free at (866) 864-3840 or (888) 993-3199
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to receive a repair
kit and to set up an appointment to receive an in-home repair. Consumers
should have their serial number available at the time of the call to
determine if their unit is affected.
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