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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Nautilus Recalls Bowflex Dumbbells Due to Injury Hazard



Washington, D.C.












FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 416-7271
June 7, 2012 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Release #12-194 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Nautilus Recalls Bowflex Dumbbells Due to Injury Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Name of Product: Bowflex® SelectTech® 1090 Dumbbells

Units: About 17,000


Distributor: Nautilus, Inc. of Vancouver, Wash.


Hazard: The weight selector dial on the units can fail, causing weight plates to fall when the dumbbell is lifted from its cradle, posing an injury hazard.


Incidents/Injuries: Nautilus, Inc. has received 16 reports of weight selector dial failing, including three reports of injuries to the user's foot or leg.


Description: These black steel dumbbells are sold in pairs and can have a weight capacity of 10 to 90 pounds. The word 'BOWFLEX' is written in grey along the top of each handle. A selector dial on each end of the cradle lists weights in red, starting at 10 and increasing in increments of five. The red Bowflex logo is at the center of the dial. This recall involves units with a date-of-manufacture code in the serial number in the range of 1111 through 1136. The date code is the four-digit code following the letters "MAG" in the serial number. The serial number is on a white label on the bottom of the cradle. Lift the dumbbell from the cradle with all weights attached before turning over the base. Dumbbells with a black dot on the inside portion of the weight selector dial are not affected by this recall.


Sold At: Sporting goods stores, Nautilus.com and other online retailers from May 2011 through August 2011 for about $600.


Manufactured In: China


Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled dumbbells immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nautilus Inc. toll-free at (800) 416-7271 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bowflex.com





The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov


CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.


Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.


To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.


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