Recall: Cybex Treadmills
On 2008-10-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cybex Treadmills due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2001 for about $5500.00 to $7000.00.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Cybex treadmill 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 3rd recall of products in the Exercise Machines/Equipment category in 2008.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The treadmills can speed up unexpectedly while in use due to a malfunction with the lower control board, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves 115V ONLY Cybex 445T, 455T, 530T, 450T, 500T, 515T, 520T, and 550T treadmills. The 220V model treadmills are not involved in this recall. The treadmills are black and gray with rectangular uprights. The 530T style treadmill is 81 inches long by 32 inches wide. The 445T style treadmill is 72 inches long by 32 inches wide. The treadmills have a display panel on a console as wide as the treadmill. "Cybex" and the model number are written on the console.
These items were sold new+ at Cybex International and Cybex dealers nationwide from January 2001 through September 2008 for between $5,500 and $7,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled treadmills. Contact Cybex to receive a free replacement fuse. If requested, a Cybex technician can install the fuse free of charge. Cybex is directly contacting known purchasers.
For additional information, contact Cybex toll free at (866)897-9199 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Cybexintl.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Cybex International has received 24 reports of incidents involving the treadmill unexpectedly increasing speed, including six reports of consumers falling. Three of those incidents resulted in minor injuries.
+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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