Cybex International Recalls Free Weight Benches Due to Injury Hazard
Cybex International is recalling certain Olympic Decline free weight benches. The frame of the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing fall and injury hazards.
The recalled Decline model free weight benches are designed for use in professional gyms and come in three model numbers: 16060, 16061 and 16062. The model numbers can be found on the bottom of the tube near where the feet are placed with serial numbers C1208 through H0913.
The weight benches were sold by Cybex or its distributers directly to gyms from December 2008 through September 2013 for about $1,100.
Cybex International has received nine reports of frames fatiguing near the weld point. To date, no injuries were reported.
Consumers should stop using the benches immediately and contact Cybex to arrange for instructions for inspecting the frames for cracks or weakness and for installing the free repair.
Those with questions can contact Cybex International toll-free at 888-678-3846.