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RacerMate recalls 25,000 flywheels used on pre-2008 CompuTrainers

Published March 18, 2016

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — RacerMate is recalling about 25,000 stationary trainer flywheels, used on ComputTrainers the company sold before 2008. The blue, die-cast zinc flywheels can shatter and throw pieces of metal into the air. RacerMate has received five reports of flywheels that have shattered, including three reports of injuries, including lacerations and leg bruises.

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Trainers with the recalled flywheels were sold from November 1997 through November 2008 for about $1,500. The flywheels were manufactured in the U.S. 

Consumers are being told to immediately stop using trainers with the blue flywheels and to contact RacerMate for a free replacement. They can contact RacerMate at (800) 522-3610 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.racermateinc.com and click on "Support" to access the Blue Flywheel Recall form. Consumers can also email the firm at sales@racermate.inc.

More information: CPSC recall notice

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