|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|May 14, 1991
|Release # 91-065
Safety Recall Announced For Exer-Climber
WASHINGTON, DC -- Dynamic Classics, Ltd. of
Saddlebrook, NJ, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
announced a free retrofit program for its spring exerciser called either the
"Exer-Climber" or the "Promo- Stepper." The springs of some 35,000
exercisers sold nationwide from April 1989 through December 1990 may break during use and
result in serious foot injuries. The firm has notified CPSC of 82 such injuries. The
injuries occurred when the spring broke and part of the spring struck the user's foot,
resulting in bruises, lacerations and fractures.
The exercisers are a stair-climber type device consisting of two springs, each attached to
a black foot pedal and mounted to a metal A-frame. Black or white metal tubular sections
and a foam-padded handle are additional parts provided for consumers to assemble the
A-frame exercisers. The unassembled products were sold in stores nationwide. The retail
price was approximately $45.00.
Dynamic Classics is alerting consumers to correct their exercisers with a free retrofit
kit being offered by the firm. The kit provides springs with metal brackets on each end to
prevent over-stressing and breaking of the end loops of the springs. Exer-Climbers and
Promo-Steppers with the metal brackets attached to both ends of the springs do not require
the corrective kit.
Consumers should immediately discontinue using Exer- Climbers and Promo-Steppers without
metal brackets attached to the ends of the springs. The products should not be used until
the springs are replaced with the retrofit kit. Consumers should call Dynamic Classics,
Ltd. toll-free at 1-800-284-8492 to receive a free retrofit kit. Consumers may also write
to: Dynamic Classics, Ltd., 95 Mayhill Street, Saddlebrook, NJ 07662.
Consumers who have an exerciser without metal brackets attached to the ends of the
springs, and who do not wish to use or repair it should destroy the exerciser so that no
one else may use it and risk injury. The exercisers manufactured after June 1990 have been
corrected to prevent breakage.
The CPSC was established in 1972 as the Federal agency responsible for product safety. The
CPSC is commissioned to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death
associated with consumer products. Some 15,000 different kinds of consumer products fall
within the Commission's jurisdiction and each year these products are involved in an
estimated 29 million injuries and 22,000 deaths.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
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