The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,and Fitness Quest Inc. have recalled the Gazelle Freestyle Cross Trainer and Gazelle Freestyle Cross Trainer Pro Gliders. About 154,000 units are affected by the recall as the resistance pistons on the glider can come off during
exercise. If this happens, a person using the glider can fall off the exercise machine.
Fitness Quest has received 145 reports of pistons
detaching and one report of a minor injury from a fall.
Gazelle Freestyle Crosstrainer and Crosstrainer Pro
exercisers are “glider-style” exercise equipment. The user moves two
foot platforms in a striding motion back and forth while grasping
handlebars attached to the platforms. The model name “Gazelle Freestyle
Cross Trainer” or “Gazelle Freestyle Cross Trainer Pro” is printed on
the side of each product’s frame.
The cross trainers were sold by The Home Shopping Network (HSN), The Shopping Channel (tSC),
and Dicks Sporting Goods beginning in January 2004 for between $200 and
$250 and were manufactured in China and Thailand.
Consumers should disconnect the pistons on these exercise
gliders. Consumers can continue to use the gliders until they receive
the repair kit as long as the pistons are detached.