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Magnum and Matrix Fitness Multi-Station Strength Training Towers Recalled by Johnson Health Tech Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Magnum and Matrix Fitness 900 Pro Series multi-station strength training towers

Hazard: The plastic connectors that link the strength training stations' towers can slide out or break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Owners should immediately prevent people from using the multi-station strength training towers and contact Johnson Health Tech North America to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Johnson Health Tech North America toll-free at (866) 218-3674 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.matrixfitness.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Magnum-and-Matrix-Fitness-Multi-Station-Strength-Training-Towers-Recalled-by-Johnson-Health-Tech

Recall Details

Units: About 1,100 strength training towers

Description: This recall involves all Magnum and Matrix Fitness 900 Pro Series multi-station strength training towers used at commercial fitness facilities such as health clubs, hotels, apartment complexes and rehabilitation centers; schools and municipal facilities. The machines involved in this recall were sold in various multi-station configurations. The machines include, but are not limited to, the adjustable pulley, the dual adjustable pulley, the triceps push down and the bicep/tricep pull down. Magnum or Matrix appear on the serial number label at the base of each unit.

Incidents/Injuries: Johnson Health Tech is aware of three incidents where the plastic connectors slid out or broke, one resulting in a laceration near the eye socket.

Sold by: Magnum Fitness and Johnson Health Tech North America and their dealers nationwide. from December 2008 through July 2013 for the Magnum tower stations and from July 2013 through November 2013 for the Matrix Fitness tower stations, for between $1,800 and $3,800 depending on the type of tower station.

Manufacturer: Johnson Health Tech North America, Inc. of Cottage Grove, Wis.

Manufactured in: United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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