July 14, 1997
Release # 97-158
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, Icon Health & Fitness Inc. Announce
Recall of Exercise Machines
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Icon Health &
Fitness Inc. of Logan, Utah, is recalling about 78,000 exercise machines sold under the
brand name Pro Form R-930 Space Saver Riders. The machine is designed to close
horizontally for easy storage. In the cases of reported injuries, when the handle bar was
pulled against the seat during use, the machine unexpectedly closed into the storage
position causing injuries.
Icon Health & Fitness Inc. has received 15 reports of the exercise machines
unexpectedly closing into the storage position during use, resulting in head, back and
The Pro Form R-930 Space Saver Riders being recalled have serial numbers beginning with
G04, G33, G43, G53, G63, G73, G83, or G93. The model number PFCR64060 and serial numbers
are located on a decal underneath the seat frame near the front of the machine.
The black metal exercise machine resembles a bicycle without wheels. "Pro Form
R-930...Push Resistance...Pull Resistance" is written in yellow on each side of the
seat frame. "Space Saver" is written in gray on top of the seat frame. To
operate the machine, the consumer pulls the handle bar toward the body's torso, which in
turn raises the seat forward. Two yellow knobs beneath the seat frame can be adjusted
manually to increase or decrease resistance for a more or less intense workout.
Retail stores nationwide sold the Pro Form R-930 Space Saver Rider from August 1996
through May 1997 for about $250.
Consumers should stop using the machine immediately and call Icon Health & Fitness
Inc. at (800) 999-3756 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. MDT Monday through Friday for a free
repair kit with installation instructions. Consumers also can receive a free repair kit by
writing to the company at Icon Health & Fitness Inc., Attn: Customer Service
Department, 1500 South 1000 West, Logan, Utah 84321.
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