September 3, 2003

Alert #03-554


The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Treadmill

Units: 2,800

Manufacturer: Life Fitness Division of Brunswick Corporation, of Franklin Park, Ill.

Hazard: The treadmill can unexpectedly accelerate, possibly causing the user to lose control and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Life Fitness has received 7 reports of unexpected acceleration.

Description: This program includes the following Life Fitness treadmills:

Model 9000HR: Serial numbers CTB100000-CTB101618
Model 8500: Serial numbers MTB100000-MTB100646
T9I: Serial numbers CTI100000-CTI100746

Sold At: Specialty fitness equipment retailers nationwide from August 2002 through April 2003 for between $4,500 and $5,000.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Life Fitness is contacting all registered owners and scheduling an on-site repair at no charge.

Consumer Contact: Call Life Fitness at (800) 351-3737 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., CT Monday through Friday.

Media Contact: Tracey Budz, (312) 258-3904

picture of recalled product