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Johnson Health Tech Recalls Matrix Fitness Strength Training Machines

  • Lat Pulldown Model VY-6021
  • Biceps/Triceps Press Model VY-6042
  • Lat Pulldown/Low Row Model VY-6046
  • Total Body Trainer Model VY-6099
  • Special Order Lat Pull Model J7021
Name of Product:
Matrix Fitness Varsity series strength training machines
The handle attachment on the strength training machines can detach during use and hit the user with force and/or cause the user to lose balance and fall. This poses a risk of impact injury, laceration and fall hazards.
Recall Date:
January 22, 2015
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Consumer Contact

Johnson Health Tech North America toll-free at (866) 218-3674 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves five models of the Matrix Fitness series strength training machines with chrome frames, stacked weights, overhead pulleys, and some with black or blue vinyl seats and thigh supports.  Models include VY-6021 Lat Pulldown, VY-6042 Bicep/Triceps Press, VY-6046 Lat Pulldown/Low Row, VY-6099 Total Body Trainer, and the J7021 Special Order Lat Pull. "Matrix" and the model number are printed on a white sticker at the base of the machines. They are used in commercial fitness facilities such as health clubs, hotels, apartment complexes and rehabilitation centers, schools and municipal facilities.


Owners should immediately prevent people from using the strength training machines and contact Johnson Health Tech North America to schedule a free repair.


Johnson Health Tech is aware of two injuries, including a man who was hit and cut on the head when the handle detached and another man who fell when the handle detached on his machine.

Sold At

Johnson Health Tech North America and its fitness equipment dealers nationwide from July 2013 through October 2014 for between $3,300 and $4,000.

Manufactured In:
United States
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