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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2008
Release # 09-026
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 678-3846
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Cybex International Recalls Treadmills Due to Fall Hazard; Can Speed Up Unexpectedly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Cybex Treadmills
Units: About 20,000.
Manufacturer: Cybex International Inc., of Medway, Mass.
Hazard: The treadmills can speed up unexpectedly while in use due to a malfunction with the lower control board, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Cybex International has received 24 reports of incidents involving the treadmill unexpectedly increasing speed, including six reports of consumers falling. Three of those incidents resulted in minor injuries.
Description: This recall involves 115V ONLY Cybex 445T, 455T, 530T, 450T, 500T, 515T, 520T, and 550T treadmills. The 220V model treadmills are not involved in this recall. The treadmills are black and gray with rectangular uprights. The 530T style treadmill is 81 inches long by 32 inches wide. The 445T style treadmill is 72 inches long by 32 inches wide. The treadmills have a display panel on a console as wide as the treadmill. “Cybex” and the model number are written on the console.
Sold at: Cybex International and Cybex dealers nationwide from January 2001 through September 2008 for between $5,500 and $7,000.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled treadmills. Contact Cybex to receive a free replacement fuse. If requested, a Cybex technician can install the fuse free of charge. Cybex is directly contacting known purchasers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cybex toll free at (888) 678-3846 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.Cybexintl.com.

Email: fuseupgrade@cybexintl.com
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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