Exercise Benches Recalled for Repair
1, 2005 - NEWSdial.com)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation
with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall
of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Nautilus NT 1020 Exercise Benches
Units: About 10,000
Manufacturer: Daytona Fitness Co., of Xiamen, China
Importer: Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash.
Hazard: A weld on the bench frame under the seat can crack and
separate from the main frame, allowing the bench to collapse
and the user to fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Nautilus has received four reports of the main pivot separating
from the exercise bench’s main frame.
No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Nautilus NT 1020 is a free-standing exercise bench typically
free weight workouts. It is comprised
of a white steel base with wheels on one end, with a black vinyl
bench and back support. The fronts of both the white base and
the black vinyl back support are stamped with the name “Nautilus.” A
tag affixed to the reverse side of the back support includes “Distributed
by Nautilus/Schwinn Fitness Group Inc.” and “Made
in China.” At the bottom of the product’s base, near
its wheels, is a sticker that includes the words “Production
Date Code” and a 4-digit number. The first three digits
of the date code identify the day and the fourth digit identifies
the year in which the unit was built. Units included in this
recall have Production Date Codes from year 2002 that run between
code numbers 1952 and 3652, and Production Date Codes from year
2003 that run between code numbers 0013 and 1903. Benches that
are white in color and do not have a Production Date Code sticker
also are included in this recall.
at: Specialty health and fitness stores nationwide from
November 2000 through January 2004 for between $300 and $400.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these exercise benches immediately
and contact Nautilus to receive a free repair kit.
Contact: Call Nautilus toll-free at (800) 621-4570 between
8 a.m. and
5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the
firm’s Web site at www.nautilus.com.
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