Reebok International Ltd. Recalls Exercise Cycles Due to Laceration Hazard

    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)

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