|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 506-9095
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 Products: Nordic Track and Reebok Inversion Benches
Units: About 22,000
Distributor: Icon Health & Fitness Inc., of Logan, Utah
Hazard: The ankle clamp mechanism can release unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Icon has received five reports of injuries to consumers including contusions, lacerations and back pain.
Description: The recalled inversion benches invert a user by securing the ankles in a locking device and rotating the bench. The Nordic Track bench is model number 831.14595.0 and the Reebok bench is model number RBBE1996.0. The model number is located under the seat of the bench.
Manufactured in: China
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from September 2006 through January 2007 for about $200.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the inversion benches immediately and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Icon Health & Fitness toll-free at (866) 506-9095 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.iconfitness.com
Nordic Track Bench
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