October 7, 2003CPSC, Cybex International Inc. Announce
Recall of Treadmills
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
Name of Product: Cybex or Trotter Treadmill
Manufacturer: Cybex International, Inc., of Medway, Mass.
Hazard: Fire hazard because of overheating and ignition of dust inside the
treadmill's hood. The dust accumulates because of lack of regular
Incidents/Injuries: Five reports of fire resulting in property damage to the
treadmill and in some instances smoke-related damage to the surrounding
area. No injuries reported.
Description: Treadmill is black with gray coloring and has rectangular
uprights. It is 69" in length and 30" in width. It has a small display panel
that is almost as wide as the treadmill. The brands and models "Cybex 400T,"
"Cybex 410T," "Trotter 510," "Trotter 525," or "Trotter 535" are written on
the display panel. "CXT+" is another recalled model but does not bear the
brand Cybex or Trotter.
Sold At: Cybex dealers and direct from Cybex International, between
September 1993 and October 2001, for about $4,000.
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Unplug and stop using the treadmill immediately. Repairs will be
scheduled free of charge with a certified Cybex service technician.
Consumer Contact: Call Cybex toll-free at (888) 678-3846 between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at