The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with The Nautilus Group, of Vancouver, Wash., announced voluntary recalls of Bowflex Power Pro and Bowflex Ultimate Fitness Machines. Consumers should stop using the recalled fitness products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
According to the CPSC, the seat pin on the Power Pro with "Lat Tower" and Ultimate models can break or become disengaged, allowing the seat to move suddenly. Also, the incline support bracket on the Power Pro without a "Lat Tower" can break, allowing the incline bench to move suddenly. Both hazards pose a fall risk to the user.
Nautilus has received 46 reports of the seat pin failure, including two serious injuries requiring stitches to the head. Additionally, Nautilus received 42 reports of the incline support bracket failure including injuries to the back, neck and head. The recall involves 680,000 Power Pro units and 102,000 Ultimate units.
If you have suffered injuries due to a defective Bowflex fitness machine, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.Information Provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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