March 12, 2002
Health & Fitness, of Logan, Utah, is voluntarily recalling about 7,500
hikers. Hikers are shortened-platform treadmills that operate at a speed of up
to 6 mph. They can be set at an incline of up to 25 or 50 percent, depending on
model, to simulate hiking up steep grades. An electrical component in the
control system at the base of the unit can fail and cause overheating. This
poses a risk of fire and burns to consumers. ICON has received 14 reports of
the machines smoking and plastic pieces melting. There have been no reports of
The recall includes the NordicTrack Adventurer with model number NTHK9990 or 831.29897; NordicTrack Teton with model number NTHK2249; and ProForm TrailRunner with model number PFHK9990. The brand of these hikers is written on the console on the front of the equipment. The brand name, model name and model number is written on the front page of the equipment's user manual. The model number also is written on the hikers serial number decal found on the left-front corner of the NordicTrack Adventurer and Teton units, and on the right side of the support base of the ProForm TrailRunner. Sporting good and department stores sold these hikers nationwide from April 2000 through December 2001 for up to $2,300, depending on model.
Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled hikers immediately and contact Icon Health & Fitness to receive a free repair kit or to arrange for a free service call. For more information, contact ICON Health & Fitness at (800) 999-3756 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT Monday through Friday. Hikers with a sticker reading "KIT" located near the model number label have already been repaired.