|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2009
Release # 09-284
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 375-7520
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: Elliptical Cross Trainers
Units: About 11,000
Manufacturer: Stamina Products Inc. of Springfield, Mo.
Hazard: Stamina modified the warning/assembly instructions in the owner's manuals to emphasize that the elliptical pedal shafts must be securely tightened to the cranks. If not securely tightened, the pedal shafts could become loose from the cranks, which could result in serious injury to the user and/or damage to the product.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall includes the following elliptical machines:
|Magnetic 1772 Cross Trainer Elliptical
Model No. 55-1772
|Air 1725 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Model No. 55-1725
|Air Resistance 1723 Cross Trainer
Model No. 55-1723
Sold by: Various retailers and retail web sites from October 2007 to May 2009 for between about $200 and $400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should not assemble or use these elliptical machines until they have reviewed the modified warnings and assembly instructions. Consumers can obtain the new warning and assembly instructions by contacting Stamina at the toll free number below or visiting the firm's web site at www.staminaproducts.com
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Stamina at (800) 375-7520, Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT, or visit Stamina's web site at www.staminaproducts.com
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