|August 3, 2005
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Epic T60 treadmill
Units: About 16,700
Manufacturer: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., of Logan, Utah
Hazard: If assembly instructions are not properly followed the gas spring/shock can be damaged during assembly if the walking platform is folded up and goes beyond the vertical position. This action can cause the shock to contact the treadmill roller and be damaged and could propel shock parts out. The parts of the shock could hit a by-stander causing injury.
Incidents/Injuries: ICON has received two reports of minor foot injuries and five reports of minor property damage.
Description: These are 2004 Epic T60 silver and gray colored treadmills with black handrails. They have model number EPTL81804 on a decal located on the front frame near where the power cord enters the machine. "EPIC T60" is written on the hood of the treadmill.
Sold at: Costco Wholesale stores nationwide between September 2004 and February 2005 for between $899 and $999.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should contact ICON Health & Fitness for information on how to determine whether their treadmills have been damaged and to obtain revised assembly instructions and warning decals. Damaged units will be inspected and repaired by ICON service technicians free of charge.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact ICON toll-free at (800) 999-3756 between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or at their Web site at www.iconfitness.com
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