|October 8, 2003
|Note: Additional products have been recalled
CPSC, Cybex International Inc. Announce Recall of Treadmills
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Cybex or Trotter Treadmill
Manufacturer: Cybex International, Inc., of Medway, Mass.
Hazard: Fire hazard because of overheating and ignition of dust inside the treadmill's hood. The dust accumulates because of lack of regular maintenance.
Incidents/Injuries: Five reports of fire resulting in property damage to the treadmill and in some instances smoke-related damage to the surrounding area. No injuries reported.
Description: Treadmill is black with gray coloring and has rectangular uprights. It is 69" in length and 30" in width. It has a small display panel that is almost as wide as the treadmill. The brands and models "Cybex 400T," "Cybex 410T," "Trotter 510," "Trotter 525," or "Trotter 535" are written on the display panel. "CXT+" is another recalled model but does not bear the brand Cybex or Trotter.
Sold At: Cybex dealers and direct from Cybex International, between September 1993 and October 2001, for about $4,000.
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Unplug and stop using the treadmill immediately. Repairs will be scheduled free of charge with a certified Cybex service technician.
Consumer Contact: Call Cybex toll-free at (888) 678-3846 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.cybexintl.com
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