Recall: Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells
On 2012-06-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2011 for about $600.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Nautilus dumbbell recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Exercise Machines/Equipment category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 416-7271
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What is the problem?
The weight selector dial on the units can fail, causing weight plates to fall when the dumbbell is lifted from its cradle, posing an injury hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
These black steel dumbbells are sold in pairs and can have a weight capacity of 10 to 90 pounds. The word 'BOWFLEX' is written in grey along the top of each handle. A selector dial on each end of the cradle lists weights in red, starting at 10 and increasing in increments of five. The red Bowflex logo is at the center of the dial. This recall involves units with a date-of-manufacture code in the serial number in the range of 1111 through 1136. The date code is the four-digit code following the letters "MAG" in the serial number. The serial number is on a white label on the bottom of the cradle. Lift the dumbbell from the cradle with all weights attached before turning over the base. Dumbbells with a black dot on the inside portion of the weight selector dial are not affected by this recall.
These items were sold new+ at Sporting goods stores, Nautilus.com and other online retailers from May 2011 through August 2011 for about $600.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled dumbbells immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit.
For additional information, contact Nautilus Inc. toll-free at (800)416-7271 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bowflex.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Nautilus Inc. has received 16 reports of the weight selector dial failing, including three reports of injuries to the user's foot or leg.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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