Johnson Health Tech Recalls Matrix Fitness Strength Training Machines Due to Risk of Impact Injury, Laceration and Fall Hazards

The handle attachment on five models of Matrix Fitness Varsity series strength training machines can detach during use.

Recall date: January 22, 2015
Recall number: 15-062
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  • Lat Pulldown Model VY-6021

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    Lat Pulldown Model VY-6021

  • Biceps/Triceps Press Model VY-6042

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    Biceps/Triceps Press Model VY-6042

  • Lat Pulldown/Low Row Model VY-6046

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    Lat Pulldown/Low Row Model VY-6046

  • Total Body Trainer Model VY-6099

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    Total Body Trainer Model VY-6099

  • Special Order Lat Pull Model J7021

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    Special Order Lat Pull Model J7021

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Matrix Fitness Varsity series strength training machines

Hazard:

The handle attachment on the strength training machines can detach during use and hit the user with force and/or cause the user to lose balance and fall. This poses a risk of impact injury, laceration and fall hazards.

Consumer Contact:

Johnson Health Tech North America toll-free at (866) 218-3674 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.matrixfitness.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 140

Description

This recall involves five models of the Matrix Fitness series strength training machines with chrome frames, stacked weights, overhead pulleys, and some with black or blue vinyl seats and thigh supports.  Models include VY-6021 Lat Pulldown, VY-6042 Bicep/Triceps Press, VY-6046 Lat Pulldown/Low Row, VY-6099 Total Body Trainer, and the J7021 Special Order Lat Pull. “Matrix” and the model number are printed on a white sticker at the base of the machines. They are used in commercial fitness facilities such as health clubs, hotels, apartment complexes and rehabilitation centers, schools and municipal facilities.

Incidents/Injuries

Johnson Health Tech is aware of two injuries, including a man who was hit and cut on the head when the handle detached and another man who fell when the handle detached on his machine.

Remedy

Owners should immediately prevent people from using the strength training machines and contact Johnson Health Tech North America to schedule a free repair.

Sold at

Johnson Health Tech North America and its fitness equipment dealers nationwide from July 2013 through October 2014 for between $3,300 and $4,000.

Manufacturer(s)

JHTNA Manufacturing LLC, of Milwaukee, Wis.

Manufactured in

United States

  • Lat Pulldown Model VY-6021

  • Biceps/Triceps Press Model VY-6042

  • Lat Pulldown/Low Row Model VY-6046

  • Total Body Trainer Model VY-6099

  • Special Order Lat Pull Model J7021