The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued information regarding the Nautilus Bowflex Home Gyms (see below). If you, or someone you know, has been injured as a result of this unit, please call the Law Office of Lowell Steiger to find out your rights. Injuries from the Nautilus Bowflex (or other defective products) fall under the category of Product Liability.
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D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the
following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms
Units: About 78,000 (about 68,000 home gyms were recalled on December 6, 2007)
Importer: Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash.
home gym's horizontal seat rail is designed to be latched in a vertical
position for storage. If the seat rail is not manually latched, it can
fall unexpectedly on the user or a bystander, posing a risk of serious
has received 18 reports of injuries caused by unlatched seat rails that
have fallen, resulting in head and shoulder lacerations, some requiring
stitches or staples.
recall involves the Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms. The home gyms are
equipped with pulleys, resistance rods, and other equipment, which
allow the user to perform a variety of exercises. “Bowflex Ultimate 2”
is written on the vertical part of the frame.
Sold at: Specialty fitness retailers nationwide and through direct Nautilus sales from June 2005 through January 2009 for about $2,300.
Manufactured in: China
may continue to use their home gyms for exercising, but should not
place the seat rail in the vertical (storage) position until the repair
is performed. Registered owners are being sent a free repair kit.
Owners who have not received a repair kit by March 10, 2009 should
contact the firm.
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 259-9019 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT M-F or www.bowflex.com )
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
If you, or someone you know, has been injured, please call me immediately at
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