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Reebok Inversion Bench

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Reebok Inversion Bench

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December 5, 2007

Icon Health & Fitness Recalls Inversion Benches Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, 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 Products: Nordic Track and Reebok Inversion Benches (SHOPHQ Sku V28496)

Units: About 22,000

Distributor: Icon Health & Fitness Inc., of Logan, Utah

Hazard: The ankle clamp mechanism can release unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Icon has received five reports of injuries to consumers including contusions, lacerations and back pain.

Description: The recalled inversion benches invert a user by securing the ankles in a locking device and rotating the bench. The Nordic Track bench is model number 831.14595.0 and the Reebok bench is model number RBBE1996.0. The model number is located under the seat of the bench.

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from September 2006 through January 2007 for about $200.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the inversion benches immediately. Contact the firm to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Icon Health & Fitness toll-free at (866) 506-9095 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.iconfitness.com

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.