Friday, January 22, 2010

Johnson Health Tech North America Recalls Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG(tm) Fitness Elliptical Trainers Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG(tm) Fitness Elliptical Trainers

Units: About 18,000

Distributor: Johnson Health Tech North America Inc., of Cottage Grove, Wis.

Hazard: The foot pedal can become disengaged, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 58 reports of foot pedal disengagements. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled products are elliptical trainers branded under the Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG Fitness names. The brand name is located at the top of the console display with the model numbers just below and the serial numbers are located on the front support tube of the trainer. The recalled models and serial numbers are listed below.

Horizon Model:
Serial Number Range

EX-58:
EP5130909CX00001 - EP5130909CX00645;
EP5130909CY00646 - EP5130909CY00903;
EP5130909CX00904 - EP5130910CX01893

EX-68:
EP5140909CX00259 - EP5140910CX00387

EX-78:
EP5160909CX00121 - EP5160910CX00142

GS1050E:
EP5180909CX02194 - EP5180910CX01290

CE5.1:
EP515N232090001 - EP515N332090519;
EP515X639090001 - EP515X245090129


LIVESTRONG Model:
Serial Number Range

LS7.9E:
EP5250908CN00001 - EP5250908CN01679;
EP5250909CX00001 - EP5250911CX00296

LS9.9E:
EP5270907CN00016;
EP5270908CN00001 - EP5270908CN01682;
EP5270909CX00001 - EP5270911CX00120

LS12.9E:
EP5280908CN00003 - EP5280908CN01534;
EP5280909CX00001 - EP5280911CX00550

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.livestrongfitness.com and www.dickssportinggoods.com between October 2009 and November 2009.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the elliptical machines immediately and contact Johnson Health Tech NA to schedule a free in-home replacement of the defective pedals.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Johnson Health Tech NA at (800) 962-3596 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web sites at www.horizonfitness.com (PDF) and www.livestrongfitness.com. Consumers can contact the firm also via email at ellipticalsupport@horizonfitness.com

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