The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nautilus Inc. of Vancouver, Wash., announced a voluntary recall of about 10,000 Elliptical Exercise Trainers.
Hazard: The foot plates can detach from the machine during use, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Nautilus has received nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during use. One incident resulted in a consumer striking his knee.
Description: Elliptical exercise trainer equipment sold under the model name Schwinn 460. The machine is 73 inches tall and 54 inches long. It is made of gray anodized aluminum with two moving and two fixed handlebars all with black rubberized padding. The fixed handlebars have heart rate sensors on both sides. The machine has a touch-screen console, an adjustable fan and an orange-colored, oversized water bottle holder. A medallion with the Schwinn logo is on the bottom right side of the base of the machine.
Sold at: Nautilus.com, Amazon.com, Dick's Sporting Goods, AAFES, specialty fitness retailers and specialty sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled models immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nautilus toll-free at 800-259-9019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or on the company's website at www.schwinn.com.