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Recall: Leg-curl machines

Paramount Fitness Corp. is recalling about 150 leg-curl machines because a consumer's hand can become caught between the cylindrical counter weight and the frame, posing a crushing hazard that can result in lacerations and finger amputation.

Paramount has received three reports of incidents, including a finger amputation and two finger-crushing injuries.

The PL2100 machines were sold nationwide from January 1993 through October 1995 for about $2,400.

Consumers should contact Paramount Fitness to receive a free repair kit, at 800-825-8905 or www.paramountfitness.com.

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