The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Dumbbells distributed by Nautilus Inc. of Vancouver, Wash.; sold at sporting goods stores, Nautilus.com and other online retailers from May through August 2011. The black steel dumbbells are sold in pairs and can have a weight capacity of 10 to 90 pounds. The word "BOWFLEX" is written in grey along the top of each handle. A selector dial on each end of the cradle lists weights in red, starting at 10 and increasing in increments of five. The red Bowflex logo is at the center of the dial. The dumbbells were manufactured in China.
WHY: The weight selector dial on the units can fail, causing weight plates to fall when the dumbbell is lifted from its cradle, posing an injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: Nautilus Inc. has received 16 reports of the weight selector dial failing, including three reports of injuries to the user's foot or leg.
HOW MANY: About 17,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Nautilus Inc. at 800-416-7271 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://www.bowflex.com .