Nautilus Inc. recently announced a recall of the Schwinn 460 Elliptical Exercise Trainer. The recall was initiated after nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during use. One incident resulted in a consumer striking his knee. The foot plates can detach from the machine during use, posing a fall hazard.
The elliptical exercise trainers were sold from July 2008 through May 2011. Elliptical exercise trainer equipment was sold under the model name Schwinn 460. The machine is 73 inches tall and 54 inches long. It is made of gray anodized aluminum with two moving and two fixed handlebars all with black rubberized padding. The fixed handlebars have heart rate sensors on both sides. The machine has a touch-screen console, an adjustable fan and an orange-colored, oversized water bottle holder. A medallion with the Schwinn logo is on the bottom right side of the base of the machine.
Approximately 10,000 elliptical exercise trainers were sold at Nautilus.com, Amazon.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods, AAFES, specialty fitness retailers and specialty sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000.
According to the recall notice, consumers should stop using the recalled models immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty. For additional information, contact Nautilus toll-free at 800-259-9019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or on the company’s website at www.schwinn.com.
If you have been injured by defective exercise equipment or other fitness equipment, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.