Leg curl machines recalled due to crushing hazard
- April 28, 2009 11:51 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling leg curl fitness machines due to a crushing hazard.
The machines are manufactured by Paramount Fitness Corp. of Los Angeles.
A consumer’s hand can become caught between the cylindrical counterweight and the frame of the fitness machine, posing a crushing hazard that can result in lacerations and finger amputation.
Paramount has received three reports of incidents, including a finger amputation and two finger-crushing injuries.
The recall involves the Paramount Fitness PL2100 leg curl machine. The single- station weight machine is designed to exercise the hamstring muscles.
Serial numbers involved in this recall include PL21-9301-000 through PL21-9510-099. The serial number is printed
on the back of the weight stack frame on the lower right. Model number PL2100 is printed on the exercise procedure label on the front of the machine. The Paramount Fitness logo is printed vertically on the frame.
About 150 of the machines were sold at specialty dealers across the United States from January 1993 through October 1995 for about $2,400 US.
Consumers should immediately stop using the fitness machines and contact Paramount Fitness to receive a free repair kit.
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