Exercise is good for you, but can be hazardous if you’re using faulty equipment. This week’s product recalls include an elliptical exercise trainer with foot plates than can break or come off the machine, possibly leading to a fall.
Here’s a closer look at that product, and others recalled this week:
ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE TRAINER
DETAILS: Elliptical exercise trainer sold under the model name Schwinn 460 and distributed by Nautilus Inc. of Vancouver, Wash. The Chinese-made trainers were sold at Nautilus.com, Amazon.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, specialty fitness retailers and specialty sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011.
WHY: The foot plates can detach from the machine during use, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Nautilus has received nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during use. In one incident, a consumer hit his knee.
HOW MANY: About 10,000.
FOR MORE: Call 800-259-9019; visit www.schwinn.com .
DETAILS: Bella Bliss children’s two-piece pima cotton sleepwear sets sold in sizes 2 to 12 by Bliss Collection LLC of Lexington, Ky. The pajamas were available through the Bella Bliss catalog, online and at specialty clothing retailers from January 2008 to June 2011. They were manufactured in Peru.
WHY: The pajamas don’t meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
HOW MANY: About 2,300.
FOR MORE: Call 866-846-5295; visit www.bellabliss.com .
DETAILS: Golf cart sold under the Precedent golf cart name by Club Car LLC of Augusta, Ga. The U.S.-manufactured carts were sold at Club Car dealers around the U.S. in April and May.
WHY: The fuel tank seam can separate and allow fuel to leak, causing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Club Car has received three reports of incidents involving splits in the seams of the fuel tank. No injuries or fires have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 600.
FOR MORE: Call 800-227-0739 ext. 3580; visit www.clubcar.com .