The steps can accelerate rapidly without input from the user, posing a fall hazard.
This recall involves StairMaster branded 8G Gauntlet Stepmill machines with model numbers 9-5250 & 9-5270. The recalled machines were sold in red, black and red/yellow. The recalled machines consist of a revolving staircase and a backlit LCD console. The model number is printed on the base of the unit. The date code is in the YYWW format (1816 means year 2018, week 16). The date code is the section of the serial number at digits 8 – 11 (see photo). The date code range for SKU 9-5250 is from 1734 to 1823. The date code range for SKU 9-5270 is from 1813 to 1816. Stairmaster is printed on both sides of the unit and on the shrouds.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled exercise machines and contact Core Health & Fitness for a free repair. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.
The firm has received reports of 52 incidents of steps accelerating unexpectedly, resulting in 12 minor injuries.
Core Health & Fitness distributors nationwide from October 2017 through June 2018 for between $7,500 and $9,950.
Land America Health and Fitness, of Xiamen, Xingling, China
Core Health & Fitness, of Vancouver, Wash.