Nautilus Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has voluntarily issued a safety recall on the Schwinn 460 Elliptical Trainer (photo). The foot plates can detach from the machine during use and pose a fall hazard. The company has received nine reports of incidents with foot plates detaching or breaking during use, with one consumer striking his knee.
If you own the recalled elliptical trainer, immediately stop using it (unless otherwise instructed) and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty.
Please contact Nautilus at 800-259-9019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
About 10,000 of the recalled elliptical trainers were sold nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011.They were all manufactured in China.
The Schwinn 460 Elliptical Trainer is 73 inches tall and 54 inches long. It is made of anodized aluminum with two moving and two fixed handlebars that all have black rubberized padding. The fixed handlebars have heart-rate sensors on both sides. The machine has a touch-screen console, an adjustable fan and an orange-colored, oversize bottle holder. A medallion with the Schwinn logo is on the bottom right side of the machine.