July 20, 2004


Jumpking Inc. Announces Recall of Chrome Dumbbells


Name of product: Reebok and NordicTrack Chrome Dumbbells

Units: About 1.2 million

Importer: Jumpking Inc., of Mesquite, Texas

Hazard: Because they do not fit together properly, the weights can fall off the handles of these dumbbells and strike the user.

Description: The chrome dumbbells weigh between 2 and 50 pounds and have the Reebok or NordicTrack trademark name on the outside of the bells along with the weight of the dumbbell.

Sold at: Gart Sports, Sears, Target and other retail stores who carry sporting good products nationwide from June 2000 through May 14, 2004 for between $4 and $45.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should examine their dumbbells to make sure the weights on both ends are tightly secured to the handle. If they are loose, contact Jumpking to obtain instructions on how to receive the free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Jumpking at (800) 322-2211 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. or go to the company’s Web site at http://www.iconfitness.com/icon/jumpking/v3/recalls.htm