Nautilus recalls elliptical machines over fall hazard

Voluntary recall affects 10K Schwinn 460 units

Published On: Dec 06 2011 11:47:24 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 06 2011 11:50:04 AM EST

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday that Nautilus Inc. has issued a voluntarily recall for about 10,000 elliptical exercise trainers due to a fall hazard.

According to a news release, the equipment was sold for about $1,000 under the model name Schwinn 460, at,, Dick's Sporting Goods, AAFES and other specialty fitness retailers nationwide, between July 2008 and May 2011.

The agency said Nautilus has received nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during use -- one incident resulted in a consumer striking his knee.

Consumers were urged to stop using the recalled models immediately and contact Nautilus at 800-259-9019 for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty.