Recall: PowerMill Climbers
On 2018-09-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding PowerMill Climbers due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2014 for about $9000 to $12000.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Life Fitness powermill climbers recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Exercise Machines/Equipment category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Electrical arcing can occur if liquid enters the power receptacle at the front of the climbers, resulting in sparking and smoking, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Life Fitness PowerMill climbers models PMA, PFB, PMD, PFD, PMH, and PFH. The model letters appear at the front of the serial number on the bottom right of the unit, on the inside of the "step-up" support. The climbers were manufactured and distributed from 2014 through 2018. Life Fitness is printed on the side panels of the machines. The climber machines have a moving mechanical staircase (similar to an escalator) with rotating steps between two handrails.
These items were sold new+ at Through Life Fitness direct sales representatives and fitness equipment dealers to commercial fitness facilities from July 2014 to August 2018 for between $9,000 and $12,000.
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 immediately stop using the recalled PowerMill climbers and contact Life Fitness for instructions on receiving a free repair. All known purchasers are being contacted directly by the firm.
Life Fitness toll-free at 877-423-3253 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at www.lifefitness.com and click the "Product Warranty Information" link for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received eight reports of the PowerMill climbers smoking and sparking, resulting in fire and property damage. No injuries have been reported.
+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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