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CPSC, Total Gym Fitness LLC Announce Recall of Exercise Equipment Sold by TV Infomercials

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Recall Date:
May 07, 2002

Recall Details


May 7, 2002

Alert #02-540


PRODUCT: Exercise Equipment - Total Gym Fitness LLC, of West Chester, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 3,100 Total Gym XL exercisers. To operate the exercise equipment, consumers lie on a glideboard that rolls on an inclined track as the user pulls the hand cords. The Total Gym XL home exercise equipment has a double rail system that attaches to a support column at a degree of incline selected by the consumer. A glideboard slides on the rails. The consumer lies on the glideboard and, using a pulley system, pulls the glideboard from the ground to the support column with their own body weight providing the resistance. The recalled exercisers are black and chrome and have 'Total Gym XL' written on the glideboard. Total Gym Fitness LLC sold the exercisers directly to consumers nationwide through television infomercials between January 2002 and February 2002 for about $1,300.

PROBLEM: A lever pin that supports the elevated railing of the glideboard could fail, causing the user to fall.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: CPSC and Total Gym Fitness LLC have not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the exerciser immediately and call Total Gym Fitness for a free safety bracket. For more information, consumers should call Total Gym Fitness toll free at (877) 685-1402 between 8:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.

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