Washington, DC 20207 November 18, 1998
Pacific Scientific Co. Announces Recall of Treadmills

Pacific Scientific Co., of Rockford, Ill., is recalling over 71,000 treadmills. An electrical short can occur in the treadmills' motors, presenting electrocution, shock and fire hazards to consumers.

The treadmills being recalled have been manufactured as various models by eight companies. Pacific Scientific Co. manufactured the motors used in the recalled treadmills. The following table identifies the specific models being recalled and the manufacturer name under which the treadmills were sold. The manufacturer's name, and model number or name are found on the treadmill itself.

Treadmill Mfr.                                                         Model                                                               When Sold
Aerobics                                             Pacemaster Pro Plus Auto Incline,                           17,288 sold from November
                                                             Pacemaster Pro Plus Heart Rate Control,                 1997 through October 1998
                                                             PaceMaster Pro-Plus,
                                                             PaceMaster Pro-Plus HR

Aerobic Technologies                      APT1, AT1, Polaris T845,                                          1,245 sold from October 1997
                                                             Medicostride, Platinum                                               through October 1998

Bodyguard Fitness                           Magellon, Odyssey LS,                                               458 sold from September 1998
                                                             Odyssey LS2                                                                  through October 1998

Conetex                                              Athlon IQ2                                                                       3,346 sold from May 1997
                                                                                                                                                        through October 1998

Precor                                                 940, 944, 9.17, 9.21SI,                                                       22,645 sold from June 1997
                                                            9.21I, 9.25I, 9.41SI, 9.21,                                                   through October 1998
                                                            9.21S, 9.17SI, 9.41S, 9.25

Tunturi                                               J550, J660, J661F, J77P                                                     3,651 sold from February
                                                                                                                                                         1998 through October 1998

True Fitness                                     350 series, 450 series, 500 series,                                    22,074 sold from July 1997
                                                           700 series, 725 series                                                         through October 1998

Kurt Manufacturing                        TM940, TM940R, TM960                                                 540 sold from May 1997
                                                                                                                                                          through October 1998

Fitness and specialty stores nationwide, including Atlantic Fitness, Busy Body, Fitness Experience, Fitness in Motion, Fitness Stores, Fitness Superstores and Fitness Warehouse, sold the treadmills for about $1,500 to $5,000.

Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled treadmills and call Pacific Scientific Co. anytime at (888) 340-4975 for information on participating in the recall. Pacific Scientific Co. will arrange for local dealers to go to consumers' homes, and inspect and repair the treadmills. Consumers should not use the treadmills until the repair has been made.