The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Sportcraft Ltd., announced a voluntary recall of about 12,000 Tredex 6.0, TX 440 and TX 550 Treadmills. The treadmill can unexpectedly accelerate and cause users to fall and sustain injuries. Sportcraft has received 110 reports of unexpected acceleration, 14 of which resulted in minor injuries, including sprains and bruises.
The recall includes Sportcraft Tredex 6.0, TX 440 and TX 550 treadmills. These 155- to 170-pound motorized treadmills are gray in color and can be folded upright for storage. The name “Sportcraft” and product identification of “Tredex 6.0,” “TX 440” or “TX 550” are printed on the control console of the treadmill.
The affected treadmills were sold at discount department and other retail stores nationwide from December 2002 through April 2005 for between $350 and $600 and were manufactured in China and Taiwan.
Consumers should stop using the recalled treadmills immediately and contact Sportcraft to receive a free repair kit. For additional information, contact Sportcraft at (800) 526-0244 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sportcraft.com.