Commercial Strength Training Machines Recalled After Reports of User Injury

Commercial Strength Training Machines Recalled After Reports of User Injury
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January 22, 2015

About 140 strength training machines are impacted by a recall issued by Johnson Health Tech.

The Matrix Fitness Varsity series strength training machine was recalled after two reports that users were injured when the handle detached.

According to those reports, one man was hit and cut on the head, while the other fell.

The recall includes five models of Matrix strength training machines including: VY-6021 Lat Pulldown, VY-6042 Bicep/Triceps Press, VY-6046 Lat Pulldown/Low Row, VY-6099 Total Body Trainer, and the J7021 Special Order Lat Pull. The model number is printed on a white sticker at the base of the machines.

The machines are used in commercial fitness facilities such as health clubs, hotels, apartment complexes, rehabilitation centers, schools and municipal facilities.

They were sold by Johnson Health Tech North America and its fitness equipment dealers nationwide from July 2013 through October 2014 for between $3,300 and $4,000.

Owners and gym operators should prevent people from using the strength training machines and contact Johnson Health Tech North America to schedule a free repair.

For more information contact Johnson Health Tech North America at (866) 218-3674.