Schwinn Elliptical Trainer Recall - Requires Foot Plate Repair
(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Nautilius Inc. announced a voluntary recall for the Schwinn Ellipitcal Trainer exercise equipment because the foot plate could come off and cause the person to fall off. Owners of the elliptical trainer that is being recalled should not use the machine until the footplate has been repaired.
The company had been informed of nine reports of the foot plate coming off the machine or breaking when being used. One person had the machine hit their knee.
Around 10,000 of the recalled model number 460 of the Schwinn Elliptical Trainers were sold between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000. They were sold online at Nautilus.com, Amazon.com and at retail stores including Dick's Sporting Goods, AAFES. The elliptical also could have been sold at other retailers that specialized in fitness equipment or sporting goods.
The Schwinn 460 model has gray anodized aluminum that has black rubberized padding on the handlebars. There is a heart rate sensor on both sides along with a touch-screen console, controllable fan, and an orange-colored water bottle holder. The Schwinn logo can be found on the bottom right side of the base.
Consumers that have the recalled elliptical should stop using the equipment until it has been properly repaired. Nautilus is offering owners a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty. Consumers can contact Nautilus toll-free at 800-259-9019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or online at their website www.schwinn.com.
By: N Wilson