Nautilus Recalls Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms Due to Risk of Injury
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: Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms
Units: About 68,000
Importer: Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash.
Manufacturer: Land America Ltd., of China
Hazard: The fasteners used to secure the rod box to the frame of the equipment can come loose, allowing the resistance rods or rod box to separate and strike the user or a bystander.
Incidents/Injuries: Nautilus has received ten reports of rod box separation, including three reports of consumers suffering bruised arms, sore elbows, and a sore back.
Description: The recalled home gyms are equipped with pulleys, resistance rods, and other equipment, which allow the user to perform a variety of exercises. “Bowflex Ultimate 2” is written on the vertical part of the frame.
Sold at: Specialty fitness retailers nationwide and through direct sales from June 2005 to August 2007 for about $2,300.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled home gym until a repair kit is installed. Registered owners are being sent a free repair kit. Owners who have not received a repair kit by the end of the first week in January 2008 should contact the firm.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nautilus at (800) 259-9019 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.bowflex.com