FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

July 28, 2005

 

Release # 05-235


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: Tredex 6.0, TX 440 and TX 550 Treadmills

Units: About 12,000

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

Hazard: The treadmill can unexpectedly accelerate and cause users to fall and sustain injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Sportcraft has received 110 reports of unexpected acceleration, 14 of which resulted in minor injuries, including sprains and bruises.

Description: This recall includes Sportcraft Tredex 6.0, TX 440 and TX 550 treadmills. These 155- to 170-pound motorized treadmills are gray in color and can be folded upright for storage. The name "Sportcraft" and product identification of "Tredex 6.0", "TX 440" or "TX 550" are printed on the control console of the treadmill.

Sold at: Discount department and other retail stores nationwide from December 2002 through April 2005 for between $350 and $600.

Manufactured in: China and Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled treadmills immediately. The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. Please destroy or discard the product.

Picture of Recalled Treadmill