Recall: Cybex International Decline Free Weight Benches
On 2016-05-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cybex International Decline Free Weight Benches due to a potential impact injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2008 for about $1100.
About 400 units are involved in this (s)Cybex International free weight bench recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Exercise Machines/Equipment category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The frame on the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing an impact injury hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Olympic Decline free weight bench with model numbers 16060, 16061, 16062 and 16063.The bench consists of a steel frame with an upholstered pad on which the user rests his/her back, and a rack on which the user can engage a 7-foot bar with its weight plates when the user completes the exercise routine.On all of these models the upholstered pad is configured at a 15 degree angle so that, in use, the user's back and shoulders are lower than the user's thighs and knees. Adecal 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, which represent manufacture dates of December 2008 through September 2015. "Cybex" is printed on the benches.
These items were sold new+ at Cybex direct sales force or its distributors directly to gyms nationwide from December 2008 through September 2015 for about $1,100.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
Cybex toll-free at 888-462-9239 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.cybexintl.com and click on Support for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm received 10 reports of frames breaking near the weld point. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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