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November 18, 1998

Pacific Scientific Co. Recalls Treadmills

Pacific Scientific Co. Recalls TreadmillsRockford, IL (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Pacific Scientific Co.is recalling over 71,000 treadmills. An electrical short can occur in the treadmills' motors, presenting electrocution, shock and fire hazards to consumers.

CPSC and Pacific Scientific are not aware of any injuries involving these treadmills. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The treadmills being recalled have been manufactured as various models by eight companies. Pacific Scientific Co. manufactured the motors used in the recalled treadmills. The following table identifies the specific models being recalled and the manufacturer name under which the treadmills were sold. The manufacturer's name, and model number or name are found on the treadmill itself.

Treadmill Mfr. Model When Sold
Aerobics Pacemaster Pro Plus Auto Incline,
Pacemaster Pro Plus Heart Rate Control,
PaceMaster Pro-Plus,
PaceMaster Pro-Plus HR
17,288 sold from November
1997 through October 1998
Aerobic Technologies APT1, AT1, Polaris T845,
Medicostride, Platinum
1,245 sold from October 1997
through October 1998
Bodyguard Fitness Magellon, Odyssey LS,
Odyssey LS2
458 sold from September 1998
through October 1998
Conetex Athlon IQ2 3,346 sold from May 1997
through October 1998
Precor 940, 944, 9.17, 9.21SI,
9.21I, 9.25I, 9.41SI, 9.21,
9.21S, 9.17SI, 9.41S, 9.25
22,645 sold from June 1997
through October 1998
Tunturi J550, J660, J661F, J77P 3,651 sold from February
1998 through October 1998
True Fitness 350 series, 450 series, 500 series,
700 series, 725 series
22,074 sold from July 1997
through October 1998
Kurt Manufacturing TM940, TM940R, TM960 540 sold from May 1997
through October 1998

Fitness and specialty stores nationwide, including Atlantic Fitness, Busy Body, Fitness Experience, Fitness in Motion, Fitness Stores, Fitness Superstores and Fitness Warehouse, sold the treadmills for about $1,500 to $5,000.

Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled treadmills and call Pacific Scientific Co. anytime at (888) 340-4975 for information on participating in the recall. Pacific Scientific Co. will arrange for local dealers to go to consumers' homes, and inspect and repair the treadmills. Consumers should not use the treadmills until the repair has been made.

Treadmill models sold after November 1, 1998, are not part of the recall.

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