Nautilus Inc. has voluntarily recalled about 10,000 elliptical exercise trainer units because of a fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
The Vancouver-based maker of fitness equipment agreed to recall its Schwinn 460 model of elliptical trainers after it received nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during use. One incident resulted in a consumer striking his knee. The product, made in China, was sold online, at specialty fitness retailers and at sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000.
Consumers should stop using the recalled models immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty. For more information, call Nautilus, 800-259-9019, or visit http://www.schwinn.com.