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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Sportcraft Ltd. Announce Recall of 12,000 Treadmills for Fall Risk

Jul 31, 2005 | www.Newsinferno.com

The CPSC, in cooperation with and Sportcraft Ltd. of Mt. Olive, New Jersey, has announced the recall of 12,000 Tredex 6.0, TX 440 and TX 550 Treadmills manufactured in China and Taiwan.  Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately.

The treadmill can unexpectedly accelerate and cause users to fall and sustain injuries.
Sportcraft has received 110 reports of unexpected acceleration, 14 of which resulted in minor injuries, including sprains and bruises.

This recall includes Sportcraft Tredex 6.0, TX 440 and TX 550 treadmills. These 155- to 170-pound motorized treadmills are gray in color and can be folded upright for storage.

The name “Sportcraft” and product identification of “Tredex 6.0”, “TX 440” or “TX 550” are printed on the control console of the treadmill.

The treadmills were sold at discount department and other retail stores nationwide from December 2002 through April 2005 for between $350 and $600.

Consumers should stop using the recalled treadmills immediately and contact Sportcraft to receive a free repair kit.

For additional information, contact Sportcraft at (800) 526-0244 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sportcraft.com.


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