12/7/11 – Elliptical Machines Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

By Joe Messa

Dec 07

Elliptical Machines Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

December 7, 2011 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Nautilus Inc. is recalling approximately 10,000 elliptical exercise equipment units that could pose a fall hazard.  In the event of a fall, consumers could suffer serious injuries including knee, leg or head injuries.

Nautilus is recalling the Schwinn 460 model of elliptical trainers after it received nine reports of the foot plates detaching or breaking during use.

The elliptical machines were sold online and at specialty fitness retailers and sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000.  Consumers should immediately stop using these products.

The Philadelphia product liability attorneys at Messa & Associates has handled many cases caused by defective products which resulted in significant injuries and death.  Our attorneys have been successful in litigating cases and obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements.  If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries resulting from the use of a Nautilus elliptical machine, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw.



About the Author

Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More