Nautilus Recalls Schwinn Elliptical For Fall Hazard

Nautilus is recalling 10,000 of its Schwinn Elliptical Exercise Trainers for fall hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The 10,000 recalled Elliptical Exercise Trainers were manufactured in China; distributed by Nautilus Inc. of Vancouver, Washington; and 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. The defective Nautilus Elliptical Exercise Trainers sold for about $1,000.

The foot plates on the recalled Elliptical Exercise Trainers can detach from the machine during use, posing a fall hazard. To date, Nautilus has received nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during use. One incident resulted in a consumer striking his knee.

Elliptical exercise trainer equipment sold under the model name Schwinn 460 are involved in this recall. The machine is 73 inches in height and 54 inches in length. The recalled elliptical exercise trainer is constructed 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 can be found on the bottom, right side of the machine’s base.

The firm is advising consumers to stop using the recalled elliptical exercise trainer models immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty. Nautilus can be reached, toll-free at 1.800.259.9019, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), Monday through Friday, or on the company’s website at www.schwinn.com.

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