MONTREAL, July 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The firm named below today announced a
voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop
using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Reebok Studio Exercise Cycles
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Fitness Associates Incorporated (F.A.I.), under license
from Reebok International Ltd., of Canton, Mass. Note: F.A.I. is no
longer in business.
Hazard: The alloy cranks on the exercise cycles can break during use,
posing a laceration and abrasion hazard to users.
Incidents/Injuries: Reebok International Ltd. has received five reports
of cranks breaking and causing lacerations. Three consumers required
Description: 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.
Sold by: F.A.I. to health clubs and specialty fitness dealers in the U.S.
and Canada from 1997 through 2000. The bicycles were not sold directly to
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Studio Cycle immediately
and contact Reebok International Ltd. to receive a discount on a model
currently made by a licensee of Reebok.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Reebok
International Ltd. toll-free at 800-382-3823 between 8:00 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at
For further information:
For further information: Jessica Starkey, Public Relations, (514)