Nautilus Inc., in conjunction with the CPSC, voluntarily recalled 78,000 Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms. The horizontal seat rail is designed to be latched vertically for storage. If the seat rail is not manually latched, it can unexpectedly fall on the user or bystander, posing a risk of injury.
In December 2007, about 68,000 home gyms were recalled.
To date, the company has received 18 reports of shoulder and head lacerations relating to the recall. Some of which has required staples or stitches.
While consumers can still use their home gyms to exercise, they are advised against placing the seat rail in storage position until the repair is performed. Registered owners will be sent a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nautilus at (800) 259-9019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.bowflex.com