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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 1999

Release # 99-097
CONTACT:Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

CPSC, ICON Health & Fitness Inc. Announce Recall of Exercise Gliders

CPSC, ICON Health & Fitness Inc. Announce Recall of Exercise GlidersWASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ICON Health & Fitness Inc., of Logan, Utah, is recalling about 75,000 Weider Shape Glider, Weider Power Glide and Weslo Shape Trainer exercise machines. An arm supporting the seat on these exercise gliders can disconnect during use, causing the user to fall abruptly.

More pictures below.

ICON Health & Fitness has received 105 reports of the seat on these exercise gliders suddenly falling, causing 95 injuries, including 13 fractured vertebrae and 16 bruised tailbones.

The Weider Shape Glider has a model number beginning with WECR4306 and is white with a black seat. The Weider Power Glide model number begins with WECR4406 and is gray with a black seat. The Weslo Shape Trainer's model number begins with WLCR4356 and is black with a black seat. These gliders have serial numbers beginning with "G" and the following numbers:

03 04 13 22
23 32 33 42
43 52 53 62
63 72 73 82
83 92 93

The model numbers and serial numbers are located on a decal under the base of the frame. All of these gliders have a fold away design.

Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Kmart and other discount department and sporting good stores nationwide sold these exercise gliders from June 1996 through October 1997 for between $99 and $149.

Consumers should stop using these exercise gliders immediately, and call or write ICON Health & Fitness for a free repair kit. Consumers can call ICON at (800) 999-3756 between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT Monday through Friday, or write to ICON Health & Fitness Inc., Attn: Customer Service Department, 1550 South 1000 West, Logan, Utah 84321-8206. Consumers also can go to the customer service page of their web site at www.weiderfitness.com or www.weslo.com.

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 CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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