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Fitness Quest Recalls Eclipse Elliptical Trainers Due to Fall Hazard

Note: This firm is no longer in business. Please destroy and discard these recalled products.

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Recall Date:
December 11, 2007

Recall Details

December 11, 2007
Release #08-126

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Eclipse® 1175e Elliptical Trainers

Units: About 23,000

Manufacturer: Fitness Quest Inc., of Canton, Ohio

Hazard: The cranks that connect the foot platforms to the rear wheel of the machine can break during exercise, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Fitness Quest has received about 190 reports of cranks breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Eclipse® 1175e elliptical trainers. The elliptical trainer is a cardiovascular exercise machine. The machine has two foot platforms attached to a wheel at the rear of the machine. Each machine has "1175e" stamped on an oval decal located on the side of the wheel housing.

Sold at: Sports Authority, Modell, Dunhams, JC Penney stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2006 to October 2007 for between $290 and $450.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled elliptical trainers immediately and contact Fitness Quest for a $300 credit towards the purchase of another Fitness Quest exercise machine.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fitness Quest at (800) 321-9236 between 8:30 am and 8 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at


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