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Icon Health & Fitness Recalls Inversion Benches Due to Fall Hazard

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Recall Date:
December 05, 2007

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2007
Release #08-109

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

Picture of Recalled Nordic Track Bench

Nordic Track Bench

Picture of Recalled Reebok Bench

Reebok Bench

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

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