Matrix Trainers and Ellipticals Recalled: Potential Fire Hazard
Matrix and Matrix Fitness Elliptical Ascent Trainers are being recalled by Johnson Health Tech due to a potential fire hazard that can occur when the machine short circuits from either sweaty users or fluid building up in the system. 2,800 units were sold in the US.
About the Ascent Trainers Recall
- According to the Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC), the Ascent Trainers were sold by Johnson Health Tech North America to private facilities as well as military ones from November 2011 through December 2012 for between $6,000-$11,000.
- There have been 44 incidents reported of damage to the power outlet or socket where the unit is plugged including charring and smoking. One report indicates the power cord igniting.
- All consumers should immediately unplug the Trainer from the power outlet and call Johnson Health Tech for a free repair.
Description of the Ascent Trainer
- Both Trainers and Ellipticals are made with rotating pedals and a swing arm.
- The Trainers have an incline function, whereas the Ellipticals do not.
- The units are 70 inches high, 29 inches wide and 68 inches long.
- Both units are black and silver in color, but the ellipticals are also colored orange at the pedals and arms.
- The models recalled are A3x, A5x, A7x, E3x, E5x and E7x. The numbers are located at the bottom or center of the units.
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