May 16, 2002Fitness Quest Has Recalled "Total Gym"
- Fitness Quest Inc. has recalled
about 310,000 Total
Gym exercise machines. The handles on these exercise machines can detach
during use and the cable attached to the handles can break, resulting in
injury to the user.
CPSC and Fitness Quest have received about 400 reports of the handles and
cables on these exercise machines breaking, resulting in 30 reports of
injuries, including lacerations and abrasions.
The recall involves the Total Gym® 1000 and the Total Gym® Pro model
exercisers with serial numbers DK000001 through DK129350, models with the
serial number prefixes XO or SM, and models without serial numbers. The
serial number is located on the underside of the machine's glide board. The
glide board rolls on an inclined track as the user pulls the hand cords or
pushes at the base. These exercisers were manufactured in Taiwan, Thailand,
Sporting good stores, web sites, catalogs, and direct sales sold this
exercise machine nationwide from June 1997 through October 2001 for between
$180 and $200.
Consumers should stop using these exercisers immediately and contact Fitness
Quest to order a free repair kit. For more information, contact Fitness
Quest at (800) 321-9236 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Total Gym models sold on television infomercials are not included in this