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Treadmills Recalled after Fall Hazards

Cybex International Inc., is recalling about 19,000 Cybex Treadmills because the product can speed up unexpectedly while in use, due to a malfunction with the lower control board. This defect poses a fall hazard to consumers. To date, the company has received 24 reports of incidents involving the treadmill unexpectedly increasing speed, including 6 consumer reports of falling. Three of those incidents resulted in minor personal injuries. The recall involves the Cybex 445T, 455T, 530T, 450T, 500T, 515TT, and 520T treadmill models. The treadmills are black and gray with rectangular uprights. The 530T style treadmill is 81 inches long by 32 inches wide while the 445T style treadmill is 72 inches long by 32 inches wide. The treadmills contain a display panel on a console as wide as the treadmill. The console contains the word “Cybex” and the model number. The treadmills were sold at Cybex International and Cybex dealers nationwide from January 2001 through September 2008. If you own a Cybex treadmill you should be advised that the recall is in process. To read the full story, click here.