Washington, DC: Johnson Health Tech North America is recalling about 1,100 Magnum and Matrix Fitness 900 Pro Series multi-station strength training towers because the plastic connectors that link the strength training stations' towers can slide out or break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
This recall involves all Magnum and Matrix Fitness 900 Pro Series multi-station strength training towers used at commercial fitness facilities such as health clubs, hotels, apartment complexes and rehabilitation centers; schools and municipal facilities. The machines involved in this recall were sold in various multi-station configurations. The machines include, but are not limited to, the adjustable pulley, the dual adjustable pulley, the triceps push down and the bicep/tricep pull down. Magnum or Matrix appear on the serial number label at the base of each unit.
Johnson Health Tech is aware of three incidents where the plastic connectors slid out or broke, one resulting in a laceration near the eye socket.
The affected products were sold at Magnum Fitness and Johnson Health Tech North America and their dealers nationwide from December 2008 through July 2013 for the Magnum tower stations and from July 2013 through November 2013 for the Matrix Fitness tower stations, for between $1,800 and $3,800 depending on the type of tower station.