WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reebok International, have issued a voluntary recall of about 20,000 Reebok Studio Exercise Cycles.
The manufacturer is Fitness Associates Incorporated (F.A.I.), under license from Reebok International, of Canton, MA. F.A.I. is no longer in business.
The alloy cranks on the exercise cycles can break during use, posing a laceration and abrasion hazard to users.
Reebok International has received five reports of cranks breaking and causing lacerations. Three consumers required stitches.
The Reebok Studio Cycle is an upright exercise bike used primarily in fitness centers and other institutional settings. The recalled bicycle is black with silver cranks. The unit has an internal belt drive. The base of the bicycle is a single piece that is welded to the frame. The legs are two straight horizontal bars with rounded edges. There is a logo located on the side of the exercise cycle that shows a person riding a bicycle.
These units were sold by F.A.I. to health clubs and specialty fitness dealers nationwide from 1997 through 2000. The bicycles were not sold directly to consumers.
They were all manufactured in the United States.
Consumers should stop using the recalled Studio Cycle immediately, and owners should contact Reebok International to receive a discount on a model currently made by a licensee of Reebok.