|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2004
Release # 04-182
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 322-2211
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Reebok and NordicTrack Chrome Dumbbells
Units: About 1.2 million
Manufacturer: Coaster Co. of America, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Importer: Jumpking Inc., of Mesquite, Texas
Hazard: Because they do not fit together properly, the weights can fall off the handles of these dumbbells and strike the user.
Incidents/Injuries: Jumpking has received nine reports of weights falling off handles including five consumers who received injuries such as bruising, a broken nose, and a broken toe.
Description: The chrome dumbbells weigh between 2 and 50 pounds and have the Reebok or NordicTrack trademark name on the outside of the bells along with the weight of the dumbbell.
Sold at: Gart Sports, Sears, Target and other retail stores who carry sporting good products nationwide from June 2000 through May 14, 2004 for between $4 and $45.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should examine their dumbbells to make sure the weights on both ends are tightly secured to the handle. If they are loose, contact Jumpking to obtain instructions on how to receive the free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Jumpking at (800) 322-2211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. or go to the company's Web site at www.jumpking.com
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