Leg Curl machine recalled due to amputation hazard

Health Canada is recalling Paramount Fitness PL2100 leg curl machine, which is a single station weight machine designed to exercise the hamstring muscles.

The consumer's hand can become caught between the cylindrical counter weight and the frame of the fitness machine, posing a crushing hazard that could result in lacerations and finger amputation.

Paramount Fitness has received three reports of incidents in the United States, including a finger amputation and two finger-crushing injuries. There have been no incidents or injuries in Canada reported to Paramount Fitness.

The Paramount Fitness logo is printed vertically on the frame of the machine and the model number, PL2100, is printed on the exercise procedure label on the front of the machine. The recalled machines have serial numbers that are between PL21-9301-000 and PL21-9510-099 and were manufactured from January 1993 to October 1995.

Consumers are instructed to contact Paramount Fitness for a free repair kit.