Bowflex Dumbbell set recall announced for needed Repair
(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall by Nautilus for their Bowflex dumbbells because the weight-setting dial could stop working correctly causing plates to fall off when lifted up from the stand. The company is offering a free repair kit to remedy this problem.
The Bowflex® SelectTech® 1090 Dumbbells are involved in the recall. Nautilus is recalling around 17,000 of these units after they have received 16 reports of the weight dial not working correctly. Three people reported being injured on the foot or leg.
The product was sold at sporting goods stores, Nautilus.com, and at other online retailers between May 2011 through August 2011. The Bowflex SelectTech 1090 sold for around $600.
The Bowflex dumbbells are sold two at a time and have adjustable weight capacities between 10 to 90 pounds. The weights have a dial on each end of the cradle that starts at 10 pounds and is adjustable at five-pound increments. The recalled sets have a serial number that is located on a white label on the bottom of the cradle. The date-of-manufacture code involved in the recall are found in the serial number. The serial numbers that range between 1111 through 1136 are involved that follow after the “MAG” part of the serial number. Before checking the serial number, take off all the weights before turning over the base of the unit. The dumbbells that have a black dot inside the weight dial are not involved in this recall.
Consumers who have the recalled dumbbells should stop using them until they can install the free repair kit. To get the free repair kit, consumers can contact Nautilus Inc, toll-free at (800) 416-7271 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PT M-F). More information is also available at their website at www.bowflex.com.
By: Dave Reddy