Nautilus Recalls Bowflex® Home Gyms Due to Risk of Injury

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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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The Scoop on the Nautilus Bowflex Home Gym Recall

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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.

Hazard: The
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

Incidents/Injuries: Nautilus
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.

Description: This
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

Remedy: Consumers
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 )
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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  1. I was in the Audiance of THE VIEW' ABC show Dec.15 2008
    THEY Gave everyone a Tread Climber from Bow-Flex.

    We all ordered in JAN and I have nothing!
    I was sent a Tax form,for Incom Tax claiming the ABC paid me $2,499.00 .
    We are in higher bracker so that was 20% of this.

    Then my husband spoke with the woman Producer J" I do not want to be hit for slanderous …I speak truth!

    She would not shut up!
    she would not stop Hollering at my husband and HE asked her many many times PLEASE can I say something now..she kept demanding that it was a gift!

    I had to remmove my self as my husband was getting mad from her hollering and my interruption..

    SHE demanded it was FREE!! I SAID NO !! IT IS NOT FREE! I agreed to TAX CAUSE I WANTED for gift for my GIRL and will accept after Christmas,

    and that they get no bennifit..and more.

    SO they stated I canceled my order? That I already paid tax on!
    Then THEY sent a revised tax doc.

    I received a letter that I canceled that order I DID NOT!
    and then….I tell them that I do not agree,

    I find out from one source 90 people have not received from ABC THE VIEW! Then Bow Flex said it was 190! I was told that a phone message"recorded went out in FEB!
    I never got anything.HOW can they give away something they do not have?
    How can they claim TAX exemtion when they didnt pay ,HOW can they tell end of year numbers when it is not true.and HOW can they not give what they said?

    YET keep $$tax exemption! this is not chump change….

    .I did not purchase one for my daughter for christmas because I WAS GETTING ONE for $500.00 from TAX money paid for it!
    She is a senior in HS! I waited for this! IS THIS LEGAL

    so now in junk box I have a
    EMAIL I ALMOST just erased.. NOTE"thanks for your recent order from Bow-Flex,April!l 24,2009 THEN "J" at the View,said I was mixed up and no order was made for me,and I WAS confused that was from a long time ago!

    SO I CALL BOW FLEX And give the order # THE WOMAN SAID I MUST SPEAK to JENNIFER BUFFALO! why hasn't she called me back?

    Maybe Bow Flex is in a MESS again? WHY do I have a dedicated person,IT SAYS IT WAS PROCESSING…This again another tatic..

    I wonder if there is a LAW suit? With The View People?

    MAYBE SHE VIEW PRODUCER GIRL" DIDNT KNOW of a legal matter NOW because they sent me a note

    If I sign I may make no more claims to BF or ABC,and more terms! IT will be dropped at the door outside .that they had to reroute it and

    bla bla!
    YEs/No YEs/No
    View WHO
    "oh they know"
    who knew too?
    show gave us gifts..
    .void of any use
    empty promises

    I am sill,but I am mad!

    HOW CAN THEY MAKE DEMANDS on me when it is a gift
    I should have recieved
    IT has been reasonable time!
    March was! I mean! now its a

    and I already paid tax?
    Please someone out there ..Contact this woman, YOU YES YOU
    A Reporter
    A Attorney! peacefully I will go now ! HELP!

  2. Do you know where I can get a discount on home exercise equipment? I want to get some new stuff – where can I find coupons?