Manufacturer: Johnson Health Tech North America, Inc
Product: Johnny G. Krankcycle by Matrix
Hazard: The seat can unexpectedly detach from the Krankcycle’s frame during use, posing a fall hazard to users.
Injuries: Two injuries from falls when the seat detached have been reported, including one report of broken ribs and one report of a back injury requiring surgery.
Description: This recall involves all Johnny G. Krankcycles® by Matrix with detachable seats that can be removed from the frame by lifting up on the seat. The Krankcycles have handles that the user turns in a circular motion for cardio exercise. Consumers can use the machine in a seated or standing position. The Krankcycles measure about 57 inches tall by 27 inches wide by 42 inches long. They are black and silver-colored. “KRANKcycle” and “Matrix” are printed on the machines.
Sold At: Johnson Health Tech to consumers, health clubs, military facilities, physical therapists, public parks facilities nationwide and they were also sold on various websites, including www.bike-on.com, from January 2008 through January 2012 for between $2,200 and $2,700.
Units: About 2,200
Consumer Contact: Johnson Health Tech North America toll-free at (866) 218-3674 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.matrixfitness.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page.