Impact Injury Hazard Triggers Weightlifting Bench Recall from Cybex

About 400 benches are included in the recall

Impact Injury Hazard Triggers Weightlifting Bench Recall from Cybex
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May 11, 2016

Cybex International has announced that it is recalling potentially unsafe weightlifting equipment.

The manufacturer is recalling the Olympic Decline free weight bench because the frame on the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing an impact injury hazard. About 400 benches are included in the recall.

The firm received 10 reports of frames breaking near the weld point. No injuries have been reported.

Only models numbers 16060, 16061, 16062 and 16063 are included in the recall. The bench consists of a steel frame with an upholstered pad on which the user rests his or her back, and a rack on which the user can engage a 7-foot bar with its weight plates. A decal bearing the unit's model and serial number is affixed to the tube near where the user's feet are placed when using the unit. The recalled benches have serial numbers C1208 through K0915. In addition, Cybex is printed on the benches.

The benches were sold through Cybex direct sales force or its distributors directly to gyms nationwide from December 2008 through September 2015 for about $1,100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled benches and contact Cybex to arrange to return the weight bench and for a free replacement unit. Cybex is directly contacting owners of the recalled benches.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Cybex at (888) 462-9239.