About 140 strength training machines made by JHTNA Manufacturing LLC of South Milwaukee are being recalled due to the handle attachment detaching during use.
The recall involves five models of the Matrix Fitness series strength training machines that are used in commercial fitness facilities, including health clubs, hotels, apartment complexes and schools. The machines were sold by Johnson Health Tech North America based in Cottage Grove, Wis., and its fitness dealers nationwide from July 2013 through October 2014 for between $3,300 and $4,000.
Johnson Health Tech is aware of two injuries, one of which involved a man who was hit and cut on the head when the handle detached. In the other incident, a man fell when the handle detached on his machine.
Owners are advised to immediately prevent people from using the strength training machines and to contact Johnson Health Tech North America to schedule a free repair.