DETAILS: Magnum and Matrix Fitness 900 Pro Series multi-station strength training towers. The machines involved in this recall were sold in various multi-station configurations. The machines include, but are not limited to, the adjustable pulley, the dual adjustable pulley, the triceps push down and the bicep/tricep pull down. Magnum or Matrix appear on the serial number label at the base of each unit. They were sold at Magnum Fitness and Johnson Health Tech North America and their dealers nationwide. The Magnum tower stations were sold from December 2008 through July 2013 and the Matrix Fitness tower stations were sold from from July 2013 through November 2013
WHY: The plastic connectors that link the strength training stations' towers can slide out or break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Three incidents where the plastic connectors slid out or broke, one resulting in a laceration near the eye socket.
HOW MANY: About 1,100 strength training towers.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Johnson Health Tech North America at 866-218-3674 or visit www.matrixfitness.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
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