Nautilus has announced a recall of 17,000 Bowflex Dumbbells. The weight selector dial on the hand-held weights can fail, causing the weight plates to fall when the dumbbell is lifted, potentially injuring the user.
The recall involves Bowflex dumbbell units with a date-of-manufacture code in the serial number ranging from 1111 to 1136. Just look for the four-digit code following the letters MAG. The serial number can be found on a white label on the bottom of the dumbbell cradle.
The recalled Bowflex dumbbells were sold at a number of retailers across the country, as well as online from May 2011 through August of 2011.
Consumers owning the affected dumbbells should stop using them immediately and contact Nautilus at 800-416-7271.