CPSC, Icon Health & Fitness Inc. Announce Recall of Exercise Machines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Ken Giles:
July 14, 1997 (301) 504-7052
Release #97-158
 

CPSC, Icon Health & Fitness Inc. Announce Recall of Exercise Machines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Icon Health & Fitness Inc. of Logan, Utah, is recalling about 78,000 exercise machines sold under the brand name Pro Form R-930 Space Saver Riders. The machine is designed to close horizontally for easy storage. In the cases of reported injuries, when the handle bar was pulled against the seat during use, the machine unexpectedly closed into the storage position causing injuries.

Icon Health & Fitness Inc. has received 15 reports of the exercise machines unexpectedly closing into the storage position during use, resulting in head, back and neck injuries.

The Pro Form R-930 Space Saver Riders being recalled have serial numbers beginning with G04, G33, G43, G53, G63, G73, G83, or G93. The model number PFCR64060 and serial numbers are located on a decal underneath the seat frame near the front of the machine.

The black metal exercise machine resembles a bicycle without wheels. "Pro Form R-930...Push Resistance...Pull Resistance" is written in yellow on each side of the seat frame. "Space Saver" is written in gray on top of the seat frame. To operate the machine, the consumer pulls the handle bar toward the body's torso, which in turn raises the seat forward. Two yellow knobs beneath the seat frame can be adjusted manually to increase or decrease resistance for a more or less intense workout.

Retail stores nationwide sold the Pro Form R-930 Space Saver Rider from August 1996 through May 1997 for about $250.

Consumers should stop using the machine immediately and call Icon Health & Fitness Inc. at (800) 999-3756 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. MDT Monday through Friday for a free repair kit with installation instructions. Consumers also can receive a free repair kit by writing to the company at Icon Health & Fitness Inc., Attn: Customer Service Department, 1500 South 1000 West, Logan, Utah 84321.

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