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Recall: Fitness Center Exercise Machine Poses Impact Hazard


Exercise machines from Core Health & Fitness have been recalled after 48 reports of the height-adjusting carriage assemblies coming loose and falling, causing 31 injuries, including lacerations requiring stitches, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall number 17-755.

Five styles of Inspiration Cable Cross Over and Dual Adjustable Pulley machines are included in the recall.  “Inspiration” is printed on each Dual Adjustable Pulley model, and “Star Trac” or “Nautilus” is printed on the Cable Cross Over models. Installed in fitness centers and gyms, the units are stainless steel adjustable pulleys with single hand adjustment designs and high-low cable positioning components. 

About 3,600 recalled units were sold from November 2010 to April 2017 by Core distributors, and by Unisen distributors from 2001 to 2010.

Facility managers affected by the recall should prevent the use of the exercise machines until the manufacturer can repair the unit. Free repairs can be scheduled through Core Health & Fitness at 800-598-8541 or www.corehandf.com

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, naomi.millan@tradepress.com. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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