June 12, 2006
Vision Fitness Recalls Treadmill Console to Repair Unexpected Acceleration Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: 2006 Model Year Premier Console (sold with Vision Fitness treadmill frames)
Units: About 480
Manufacturer: Vision Fitness, of Lake Mills, Wis.
Hazard: Due to a programming defect with the console, the treadmill can unexpectedly increase in speed and elevation when the User Programs 4 or 5 are set for longer than 30 minutes. If this happens, the user could fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Vision Fitness has received one report of these treadmills unexpectedly increasing speed and elevation. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The consoles were sold with Vision Fitness treadmill frames and control the operation of the treadmill. 2006 Premier Consoles can be identified by the word Premier or T9700HRT printed on the console face under the Vision Fitness logo. These consoles were sold under model numbers TCFP6, TCPP6 and C9700H6. Model numbers are printed on the underside of the console and located on the serial number tag. The following serial numbers are included in the recall: Model TCPP6: Serial numbers TC175B05060002 through TC175B05080480. Model TCFP6: Serial numbers TC176B05060002 through TC176B05080309. Model TC9700H6: Serial numbers TC184B05070012 through TC18405080143.
Sold at: Specialty fitness retailers nationwide as one of three consoles available on standard treadmill frames from September 2005 through October 2005 for between $1,700 and $3,000.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact the retailer where purchased or Vision Fitness to make arrangements for a return, repair or replacement console.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Vision Fitness at (800) 335-4348 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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