In a press release, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), with the full cooperation of Nautilus Inc, announced the voluntary safety recall of the company’s Schwinn Elliptical Exercise Trainer due to a potential fall hazard it poses to consumers. Approximately 10,000 units of the Elliptical Exercise Trainer have been affected by this recall. Thus far, Nautilus has received nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during the use, and, in one incident, the defect resulted in a consumer striking his knee. Consumers are being urged to stop using the recalled models at once and to contact the company to receive a free repair kit that will nullify the hazard.
As an Olympia personal injury attorney, I’ve seen the potential injuries that can result through the use of a defective product and appreciate the difficulties that many companies face when attempting to manufacture a quality product for their customers. If you’ve sustained an injury through the use of a defective product, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to shed light on some of the legal avenues that may be open to you.