Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. Announce Recall of 16,700 Epic T60 Treadmills for Flying Parts HazardAug 4, 2005 | www.newsinferno.com The CPSC, in cooperation with ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. of Logan, Utah, has announced the recall of about 16,700 Epic T60 Treadmills made in the United States.
Customers should stop using the product immediately.
The 2004 Epic T60s are silver and gray colored treadmills with black handrails. They have model number EPTL81804 on a decal located on the front frame near where the power cord enters the machine. “EPIC T60” is written on the hood of the treadmill.
The treadmills were sold at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide between September 2004 and February 2005 for between $899 and $999.
If assembly instructions are not properly followed, the gas spring/shock can be damaged during assembly if the walking platform is folded up and goes beyond the vertical position. This can cause the shock to contact the treadmill roller and be damaged and could propel shock parts out. The parts of the shock could hit a by-stander causing injury.
ICON has received two reports of minor foot injuries and five reports of minor property damage.
Consumers should contact ICON Health & Fitness for information on how to determine whether their treadmills have been damaged and to obtain revised assembly instructions and warning decals. Damaged units will be inspected and repaired by ICON service technicians free of charge.
For more information, contact ICON toll-free at (800) 999-3756 between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or at their Web site at www.iconfitness.com.