CPSC, Sportcraft Announce Recall of Tredex Treadmills

Originally issued June 4, 2004, Revised May 15, 2012
Alert #04-554
 

Firm is out of business. A remedy is no longer available. Please destroy or discard the product.

CPSC, Sportcraft Announce Recall of Tredex Treadmills

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tredex 10.0 treadmill

Units: 320

Importer/Distributor: Sportcraft Ltd., of Mt. Olive, N.J.

Hazard: The treadmill's circuitry can overheat, causing it to unexpectedly accelerate during use. When this happens, the user can fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Sportcraft received nine reports of unexpected acceleration, including five reports of injuries. The injuries included sprains to the back, shoulder and knees, and cuts and abrasions to various parts of the body.

Description: The treadmill measures 62 inches high, 79 inches long, and 35 inches wide. It is gray and has a gray control panel. The name "Tredex 10.0" appears on the control console of the treadmill and on the motor cover of the treadmill. This recall includes only the Tredex 10.0 model treadmill.

Sold by: Dick's Sporting Goods nationwide from January 2004 through March 2004 for between $500 and $1400.

Manufactured In: China.

Remedy: Stop using the Tredex 10.0 treadmill immediately. The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. Please destroy or discard the product.

picture of recalled treadmill