RacerMate of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 25,000 CompuTrainer blue flywheels.
The blue flywheel can shatter while in use and throw metal pieces into the air. This poses a risk of injury from impact to the rider and any bystanders.
The company has received five reports of flywheels that have shattered, including three reports of injuries, including lacerations and leg bruises.
This recall involves blue CompuTrainer Flywheels manufactured before 2008. The CompuTrainer Flywheels are used to make bicycles stationary for indoor training.
The blue flywheel is a die casting made of zinc. It measures 4.75 inches in diameter and weighs 1.1 pounds. Flywheels manufactured after 2008 are not included in this recall.
The flywheels, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at RacerMate and bicycle stores nationwide from November 1997, through November 2008, for about $1,500.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using and remove the recalled blue flywheels. Consumers can contact RacerMate for instructions on receiving a free, silver replacement flywheel.
Consumers may contact RacerMate at 800-522-3610 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at http://www.racermateinc.com/blue-flywheel-recall/ to access the Blue Flywheel Recall form. Consumers may also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.