Exercise Units Recalled by Nautilus Due to Fall Hazard

Working with the CPSC, Nautilus has recalled its F3 Chin Dip Stationary Exercise Units.

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Nautilus F3 Chin Dip Stationary Exercise Units

Units: About 400

Distributor: Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash.

Manufacturer: Land America Health and Fitness Co., of China

Hazard: The footpads on the unit can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Nautilus F3 Chin Dip stationary exercise units. The model number (F3CD) is located on the frame of the product.

Sold by: Nautilus direct and distributors to fitness centers nationwide from May 2007 through February 2009 for about $1,300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled exercise units. Fitness centers and clubs have been sent free redesigned support plates for the footpads. Fitness centers and clubs should call Nautilus if they have not received the support plates directly from Nautilus.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nautilus at (800) 935-7313 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at www.nautilus.com