Nautilus Recalls Schwinn Elliptical Exercise Equipment Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2011
Release #12-052
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 259-9019
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Nautilus Recalls Schwinn Elliptical Exercise Equipment 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 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: Elliptical Exercise Trainer

Units: About 10,000 units

Distributor: Nautilus Inc. of Vancouver, Wash.

Hazard: The foot plates can detach from the machine during use, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Nautilus has received nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during use. One incident resulted in a consumer striking his knee.

Description: Elliptical exercise trainer equipment sold under the model name Schwinn 460. The machine is 73 inches tall and 54 inches long. It is made of gray anodized aluminum with two moving and two fixed handlebars all with black rubberized padding. The fixed handlebars have heart rate sensors on both sides. The machine has a touch-screen console, an adjustable fan and an orange-colored, oversized water bottle holder. A medallion with the Schwinn logo is on the bottom right side of the base of the machine.

Sold at: Nautilus.com, Amazon.com, Dick's Sporting Goods, AAFES, specialty fitness retailers and specialty sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled models immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nautilus toll-free at 800-259-9019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or on the company's website at www.schwinn.com

Picture of recalled elliptical exercise machine