|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 962-3596
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Johnson Health Tech North America Recalls Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG™ Fitness Elliptical Trainers Due to 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 products. 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: Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG™ Fitness Elliptical Trainers
Units: About 18,000
Distributor: Johnson Health Tech North America Inc., of Cottage Grove, Wis.
Hazard: The foot pedal can become disengaged, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 58 reports of foot pedal disengagements. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled products are elliptical trainers branded under the Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG Fitness names. The brand name is located at the top of the console display with the model numbers just below and the serial numbers are located on the front support tube of the trainer. The recalled models and serial numbers are listed below.
|Horizon Model||Serial Number Range
||EP5130909CX00001 - EP5130909CX00645;
EP5130909CY00646 - EP5130909CY00903;
EP5130909CX00904 - EP5130910CX01893
||EP5140909CX00259 - EP5140910CX00387
||EP5160909CX00121 - EP5160910CX00142
||EP5180909CX02194 - EP5180910CX01290
||EP515N232090001 - EP515N332090519;
EP515X639090001 - EP515X245090129
|LIVESTRONG Model||Serial Number Range
||EP5250908CN00001 - EP5250908CN01679;
EP5250909CX00001 - EP5250911CX00296
EP5270908CN00001 - EP5270908CN01682;
EP5270909CX00001 - EP5270911CX00120
||EP5280908CN00003 - EP5280908CN01534;
EP5280909CX00001 - EP5280911CX00550
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.livestrongfitness.com and www.dickssportinggoods.com between October 2009 and November 2009.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the elliptical machines immediately and contact Johnson Health Tech NA to schedule a free in-home replacement of the defective pedals.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Johnson Health Tech NA at (800) 962-3596 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web sites at www.horizonfitness.com (PDF) and www.livestrongfitness.com. Consumers can contact the firm also via email at email@example.com
Horizon elliptical pedals
LIVESTRONG elliptical pedals
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