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Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 825-8905
Manufacturer: Paramount Fitness Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: A consumer's hand can become caught between the cylindrical counter weight and the frame of the fitness machine, posing a crushing hazard that can result in lacerations and finger amputation.
Incidents/Injuries: Paramount has received three reports of incidents, including a finger amputation and two finger-crushing injuries.
Description: This recall involves the Paramount Fitness PL2100 leg curl machine. The single station weight machine is designed to exercise the hamstring muscles. Serial numbers involved in this recall include: PL21-9301-000 through PL21-9510-099. The serial number is printed on the back of the weight stack frame on the lower right. Model number PL2100 is printed on the exercise procedure label on the front of the machine. The Paramount Fitness logo is printed vertically on the frame.
Sold by: Paramount Fitness and fitness specialty dealers nationwide from January 1993 through October 1995 for about $2,400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the fitness machines and contact Paramount Fitness to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Paramount Fitness at (888) 825-8905 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.paramountfitness.com