WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Cybex or Trotter Treadmills
Units: 4,700 (33,719 units were recalled on October 8, 2003)
Manufacturer: Cybex International, Inc., of Medway, Mass.
Hazard: During repairs associated with the October 8, 2003 recall, wire nuts were installed improperly, causing the treadmills to overheat and posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Cybex International has received five reports of treadmills overheating or catching fire resulting in damage to the treadmill. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the treadmills "Cybex 400T," "Cybex 410T," "Trotter 510," "Trotter 525", "Trotter 535", and "CXT+" that were recalled (link) on October 8, 2003 and later repaired. The treadmills are black with gray coloring, have rectangular uprights, and measure 69 inches long and 30 inches wide. The brands and models are written on the display panel. The "CXT+" model does not bear the brand Cybex or Trotter.
Sold at: Cybex International and Cybex dealers nationwide from September 1993 through October 2001 for between $3,300 and $4,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers whose treadmills were included in the 2003 recall and were repaired should immediately unplug and stop using the treadmills. Consumers with recalled units will be notified directly by Cybex. Consumers should call Cybex directly to schedule a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Call Cybex toll-free at (888) 678-3846 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.cybexintl.com/retro