Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG Fitness have announced voluntary recalls of more than 18,000 elliptical trainer machines, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Manufactured in China, the fitness machines in question possibly feature a defect in the foot pedals, allowing the possibility of falls among consumers. Currently, there are at least 58 reports of foot pedal disengagements, according to the CPSC, and there have been no injuries.
Distributed by Johnson Health Tech North America Inc., of Wisconsin, the Horizon and LIVESTRONG elliptical trainers were manufactured prior to and sold between October and November in 2009. Both brands were sold at nationwide sporting goods stores, as well as online at www.livestrongfitness.com. The CPSC, Johnson Health Tech, LIVESTRONG, and Horizon Fitness are all urging customers to stop using the elliptical trainers immediately and contact any of the companies for further instructions.
The complete list of Horizon and LIVESTRONG models and serial numbers can be seen on the CPSC Web site. The brand names are located on the top of the console and the model numbers are directly below the brand names. The serial numbers are located on the trainer’s front support tube.
Johnson Health Tech is currently offering free in-home equipment inspection and replacement of defective pedals. Consumers can contact Johnson Health tech at (800) 962-3596 to schedule their appointments and for additional information. Consumers can also view additional resources and product material at www.horizonfitness.com and www.livestrongfitness.com.
If you or a loved one owns one of the affected Horizon Fitness or LIVESTRONG elliptical trainers and have experienced problems with pedal disengagement or falling, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with fitness product recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.