CPSC Announced The Voluntary Recall Of Treadmills. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Tredex 6.0, TX 440 and TX 550 Treadmills
Units: About 12,000
Distributor: Sportcraft Ltd., of Mt. Olive, N.J.
Hazard: The treadmill can unexpectedly accelerate and cause users to fall and sustain injuries.
110 Reports Of Unexpected Acceleration
Incidents/Injuries: Sportcraft has received 110 reports of unexpected acceleration, 14 of which resulted in minor injuries, including sprains and bruises.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Discount department and other retail stores nationwide from December 2002 through April 2005 for between $350 and $600.
Manufactured in: China and Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled treadmills immediately and contact Sportcraft to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: 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