Blue Flywheels Prone to Shattering Recalled by RacerMate
RacerMate is issuing a recall for fragile fitness equipment.
The company is voluntarily recalling its CompuTrainer Blue Flywheels. The blue flywheel can shatter while in use and throw metal pieces into the air. This poses a risk of injury from impact to the user and any bystanders.
RacerMate has received five reports of flywheels that have shattered, including three reports of injuries like lacerations and leg bruises.
The recall involves equipment that is used to make bicycles stationary for indoor training.
Affected items were manufactured prior to 2008. The blue flywheel is a die casting made of zinc. It measures 4.75 inches in diameter and weighs 1.1 pounds. Flywheels manufactured after 2008 are silver in color, and are not included in this recall.
The recalled product could be purchased at RacerMate and bicycle stores nationwide from November 1997 through November 2008 for about $1,500.
Consumers should immediately stop using and remove the recalled blue flywheels. Consumers can contact RacerMate for instructions on receiving a free, silver replacement flywheel.
Customers with questions about this recall can contact RacerMate by phone at (800) 522-3610 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.