June 7, 2006

Endurance Treadmills Pose Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Endurance Treadmills

Units: About 700

Distributor: Endurance, a division of Body Solid Inc., of Forest Park, Ill.

Manufacturer: Joong Chen Industries, of Taiwan

Hazard: The treadmill can unexpectedly accelerate or decelerate, possibly causing the user to lose control and fall.

Description: The recall includes the T7, T7.1, T8 and T9.1 models of the Endurance Treadmills. The treadmills are black and silver. The model number is located along the side of the running surface near the end of the treadmill. Consumers should check the serial number, located on the front lower shroud of the treadmill along the vertical surface on a white sticker, and contact the company to confirm their treadmill is included in the recall.

Sold at: Fitness equipment stores from September 2004 through April 2005 for between $2,000 and $2,500.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these treadmills immediately and contact Endurance to schedule a free on-site repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Endurance at (800) 496-5632 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or send an email to treadmillrecall@endurancecardio.com