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Life Fitness Recalls PowerMill Climber Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: PowerMill climbers

Hazard: Electrical arcing can occur if liquid enters the power receptacle at the front of the climbers, resulting in sparking and smoking, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: September 27, 2018

Units: About 11,800

Consumer Contact: Life Fitness toll-free at 877-423-3253 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at upgradesupport@lifefitness.com or go online at www.lifefitness.com and click the "Product Warranty Information" link for more information.

Description: This recall involves Life Fitness PowerMill climbers models PMA, PFB, PMD, PFD, PMH, and PFH. The model letters appear at the front of the serial number on the bottom right of the unit, on the inside of the "step-up" support. The climbers were manufactured and distributed from 2014 through 2018. Life Fitness is printed on the side panels of the machines. The climber machines have a moving mechanical staircase (similar to an escalator) with rotating steps between two handrails.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled PowerMill climbers and contact Life Fitness for instructions on receiving a free repair. All known purchasers are being contacted directly by the firm.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the PowerMill climbers smoking and sparking, resulting in fire and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Through Life Fitness direct sales representatives and fitness equipment dealers to commercial fitness facilities from July 2014 to August 2018 for between $9,000 and $12,000.

Manufacturer: Life Fitness, of Rosemont, Ill. Distributor(s): Life Fitness, of Rosemont, Ill.

Manufactured In: Taiwan