Injury Risk Prompts Recall of Weight Benches

Injury Risk Prompts Recall of Weight Benches
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Powertec, Inc. is recalling hundreds of weight workbenches. The weld on the backrest adjustment brackets of the weight workbench can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

The recalled workbenches are free-standing and typically used for free weight workouts. They have black, square tube, steel bases with a jet black, vinyl, adjustable bench seat and backrest. 'Powertec' is embossed on the backrest pad and printed on a sticker located on the upright or the base frame of the workbench.

Model names and numbers of the weight benches affected by this recall include:

  • Workbench Multipress with Isolateral Arms, Model WB-MP11
  • Workbench Olympic Bench, Model WB-OB11
  • Workbench Utility Bench, Model WB-UB11

The weight workbenches were sold at specialty fitness stores nationwide and online from September 2011 to May 2012.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product until they order and install a free safety retrofit repair kit. Consumers can also return the product for a full refund.

To order the free repair kit or for instructions on receiving a refund, contact Powertec toll-free at 877-525-5710.