Cybex International Recalls Decline Free Weight Benches Due to Fall and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)
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Recall SummaryName of product:
Olympic Decline free weight benchHazard:
The frame of the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing fall and injury hazards.
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The Decline model free weight benches are designed for use in professional gyms and come in three model numbers: 16060, 16061 and 16062. The Decline model free weight bench is a traditional Olympic bench which accommodates a 7’ wide Olympic bar, and the back pad declines from the knee to the shoulders at a 15 degree angle. The model numbers can be found on the bottom of the tube near where the feet are placed with serial numbers C1208 through H0913 which stand for the manufacture dates, December 2008 through September 2013.
The firm received nine reports of frames fatiguing near the weld point. 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.
Sold by Cybex or its distributors directly to gyms from December 2008 through September 2013 for about $1,100.
Cybex International, Inc., of Medway, Mass.
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Olympic Decline Free Weight Bench