June 7, 2006

Fitness Quest Gazelle® Freestyle Crosstrainers and Crosstrainer Pro Gliders 

Name of Product: Gazelle® Freestyle Cross Trainer and Gazelle® Freestyle Cross Trainer Pro Gliders

Units: About 154,000

Manufacturer: Fitness Quest Inc., of Canton, Ohio

Hazard: The resistance pistons on the glider can come off during exercise. If this happens, a person using the glider can fall off the exercise machine.

Description: Gazelle® Freestyle Crosstrainer and Crosstrainer Pro exercisers are “glider-style” exercise equipment. The user moves two foot platforms in a striding motion back and forth while grasping handlebars attached to the platforms. The model name “Gazelle Freestyle Cross Trainer” or “Gazelle Freestyle Cross Trainer Pro” is printed on the side of each product’s frame.

Sold by: The Home Shopping Network (HSN), The Shopping Channel (tSC), and Dicks Sporting Goods beginning in January 2004 for between $200 and $250.

Remedy: Consumers should disconnect the pistons on these exercise gliders. Consumers can continue to use the gliders until they receive the repair kit as long as the pistons are detached.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fitness Quest at (800) 321-9236 between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log onto http://www.fitnessquest.com/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=fq/story.html?article=2778