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ICON Health & Fitness Recalls Inversion Benches Due to Fall Hazard

  • Model 831.14895.0
  • Model WEBE0878.0
  • GGBE0867.0 & GGCCBE0867.0
Name of Product:
Nordic Track Revitalize, Gold’s Gym, and Weider Club Inversion Benches
Hazard:

The ankle clamp can release unexpectedly or the strap used to limit rotation can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
April 28, 2010
Units:
About 33,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact ICON Health & Fitness toll-free at (866) 506-9095 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.iconfitness.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Nordic Track Revitalize Inversion Bench 2.0 model 831.14895.0, Gold’s Gym Inversion System models GGBE0867.0 and GGCCBE0867.0 and Weider Club Inversion System model WEBE0878.0. The model number is located under the backrest of the bench. The inversion systems consist of a frame with a backrest, headrest and leg clamp assembly.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled inversion benches and contact Icon Health & Fitness for a free repair kit.

Incidents/Injuries:

 ICON Health & Fitness has received 75 reports of incidents involving the strap breaking or the ankle clamp releasing, including 23 injuries, some of which were to the head and neck.

Sold At:
Sporting good stores, Walmart, Sears and other retailers nationwide from April 2008 through February 2009 for between $200 and $300.
Distributor(s):
ICON Health & Fitness Inc., of Logan, Utah
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
10-210
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