News reports state that the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has instructed Nautilus to recall its Schwinn 460 Elliptical Exercise equipment. The recall was initiated after nine incidents were reported where the equipment malfunctioned or, in some cases, the foot plate detached or broke away, resulting in a fall. They have also advised consumers that they should stop using the equipment immediately in order to avoid preventable injuries. Consumers are instructed to stop using the equipment immediately and contact the company for further instruction.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar product recalls in the past and fully understand the tragic injuries that can result from these defective devices. If you’ve sustained an injury through the normal use of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area to learn more about the legal options open to you.