ICON Health & Fitness Recalls Inversion Benches Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 28, 2010.  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: Nordic Track Revitalize, Gold’s Gym, and Weider Club Inversion Benches

Units: About 33,000

Distributor: ICON Health & Fitness Inc., of Logan, Utah

Hazard: The ankle clamp can release unexpectedly or the strap used to limit rotation can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: ICON Health & Fitness has received 75 reports of incidents involving the strap breaking or the ankle clamp releasing, including 23 injuries, some of which were to the head and neck.

Description: This recall involves the Nordic Track Revitalize Inversion Bench 2.0 model 831.14895.0, Gold’s Gym Inversion System models GGBE0867.0 and GGCCBE0867.0 and Weider Club Inversion System model WEBE0878.0. The model number is located under the backrest of the bench. The inversion systems consist of a frame with a backrest, headrest and leg clamp assembly.

Sold at: Sporting good stores, Walmart, Sears and other retailers nationwide from April 2008 through February 2009 for between $200 and $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled inversion benches and contact Icon Health & Fitness for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact ICON Health & Fitness toll-free at (866) 506-9095 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at