Johnson Health Tech North America of Cottage Grove, Wis., is recalling about 10,500 Matrix ClimbMills.
The stop/pause controls on the right handgrip can malfunction, posing a fall hazard to the user.
The firm has received 19 reports of incidents involving the stop/pause handgrip malfunctioning, including eight reports of injuries such as scrapes, bumps and a shoulder islocation.
This recall involves Matrix ClimbMill stair-step exercise machines with the following frame serial numbers:
Only ClimbMills that have a right handgrip with the words “STOP” and “Pause” printed on them are included in this recall. The frame serial numbers are located on the bottom front of the base near the power switch. The ClimbMills are black and gray with Matrix printed on the side of the machine.
These four-step exercise machines are used in commercial fitness facilities such as health clubs, hotels, apartment complexes, rehabilitation centers, schools, and municipal facilities.
The ClimbMills, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at Johnson Health Tech North America and its commercial fitness equipment dealers nationwide from December 2011, through September 2015, for between $8,000 and $13,000.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ClimbMills and contact Johnson Health Tech North America to schedule a free repair. Johnson is contacting purchasers of the recalled ClimbMills
Consumers may contact Johnson Health Tech toll-free at 866-218-3674 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.matrixfitness.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.