Recall: Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG Fitness Elliptical Trainers
On 2010-01-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG Fitness Elliptical Trainers due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2009.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Johnson Health Tech elliptical trainer recall. 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 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 962-3596
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What is the problem?
The foot pedal can become disengaged, posing a fall hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled products are elliptical trainers branded under the Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG Fitness names. The brand name is located at the top of the console display with the model numbers just below and the serial numbers are located on the front support tube of the trainer. The recalled models and serial numbers are listed below.
|Horizon Model||Serial Number Range|
|EX-58||EP5130909CX00001 - EP5130909CX00645;|
EP5130909CY00646 - EP5130909CY00903;
EP5130909CX00904 - EP5130910CX01893
|EX-68||EP5140909CX00259 - EP5140910CX00387|
|EX-78||EP5160909CX00121 - EP5160910CX00142|
|GS1050E||EP5180909CX02194 - EP5180910CX01290|
|CE5.1||EP515N232090001 - EP515N332090519;|
EP515X639090001 - EP515X245090129
|LIVESTRONG Model||Serial Number Range|
|LS7.9E||EP5250908CN00001 - EP5250908CN01679;|
EP5250909CX00001 - EP5250911CX00296
EP5270908CN00001 - EP5270908CN01682;
EP5270909CX00001 - EP5270911CX00120
|LS12.9E||EP5280908CN00003 - EP5280908CN01534;|
EP5280909CX00001 - EP5280911CX00550
These items were sold new+ at Sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.livestrongfitness.com and www.dickssportinggoods.com between October 2009 and November 2009.
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 stop using the elliptical machines immediately and contact Johnson Health Tech NA to schedule a free in-home replacement of the defective pedals.
For additional information, contact Johnson Health Tech NA at (800) 962-3596 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web sites at www.horizonfitness.com (PDF) and www.livestrongfitness.com. Consumers can contact the firm also via email at email@example.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm is aware of 58 reports of foot pedal disengagements. 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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