Endurance Treadmills Recalled for Unexpected Speed Changes Posing Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2006
Release #06-178
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 496-5632
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Endurance Treadmills Recalled for Unexpected Speed Changes Posing Fall Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Name of Product: Endurance Treadmills

Units: About 700

Distributor: Endurance, a division of Body Solid Inc., of Forest Park, Ill.

Manufacturer: Joong Chen Industries, of Taiwan

Hazard: The treadmill can unexpectedly accelerate or decelerate, possibly causing the user to lose control and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Endurance has received nine reports of speed control problems. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall includes the T7, T7.1, T8 and T9.1 models of the Endurance Treadmills. The treadmills are black and silver. The model number is located along the side of the running surface near the end of the treadmill. Consumers should check the serial number, located on the front lower shroud of the treadmill along the vertical surface on a white sticker, and contact the company to confirm their treadmill is included in the recall.

Sold at: Fitness equipment stores from September 2004 through April 2005 for between $2,000 and $2,500.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these treadmills immediately and contact Endurance to schedule a free on-site repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Endurance at (800) 496-5632 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or send an email to treadmillrecall@endurancecardio.com

Endurance Media Contact: Scott McDonald at scottm@endurancecardio.com

 

Picture of Recalled Treadmill