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#147239 - 04/23/02 04:09 PM Recall of Treadmills
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Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 864-3840 WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Horizon Fitness, of DeForest, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 5,900 treadmills. A component of the electronic control panel can malfunction, causing the motor and walking belt to rapidly accelerate and the user can lose balance and fall.

Horizon Fitness and CPSC have received 15 reports of consumers losing their balance and falling off of the treadmill. Injuries include cuts and abrasions.

The models included in the recall are the model year 2000/2001 Paragon, Quantum and Omega treadmills. This recall does not include any 2002 model product, which include the Omega II, Quantum II, Paragon II, and Alpine.

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