The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of about 17,000 Bowflex® SelectTech® 1090 Dumbbells because of an injury hazard. Apparently, the weight selector dial is defective, and can cause the weight plates to fall if the dumbells are lifted from their cradle. There have been at least 16 reports of the failure of the weight selector dial, and three injuries to the user’s foot or leg.
The Bowflex Dumbbells were available at Nautilus.com and other online retailers from May 2011 through August 2011 for about $600.
And yes, they were made in China.
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