|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 897-9199
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: Cybex Treadmills
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Cybex International Inc., of Medway, Mass.
Hazard: The treadmills can speed up unexpectedly while in use due to a malfunction with the lower control board, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Cybex International has received 24 reports of incidents involving the treadmill unexpectedly increasing speed, including six reports of consumers falling. Three of those incidents resulted in minor injuries.
Description: This recall involves 115V ONLY Cybex 445T, 455T, 530T, 450T, 500T, 515T, 520T, and 550T treadmills. The 220V model treadmills are not involved in this recall. The treadmills are black and gray with rectangular uprights. The 530T style treadmill is 81 inches long by 32 inches wide. The 445T style treadmill is 72 inches long by 32 inches wide. The treadmills have a display panel on a console as wide as the treadmill. "Cybex" and the model number are written on the console.
Sold at: Cybex International and Cybex dealers nationwide from January 2001 through September 2008 for between $5,500 and $7,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled treadmills. Contact Cybex to receive a free replacement fuse. If requested, a Cybex technician can install the fuse free of charge. Cybex is directly contacting known purchasers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cybex toll free at (866) 897-9199 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Cybexintl.com
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