CPSC: Cybex Smith Press Plate-loaded Weight-lifting Equipment
On 2018-08-29, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Cybex Smith Press Plate-loaded Weight-lifting Equipment due to a potential Serious Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 1989 for about $1000 to $3400.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Cybex weight-lifting equipment 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 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The weight bar can fall, posing serious injury hazards to the user.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Cybex Smith Press model 5340, manufactured and distributed from 1989 through 1993, and model 5341, manufactured and distributed from 1993 through 2009. The models have a weight bar seated between two parallel vertical tracks on latch pins. The weight bar can be moved up and down to perform upper body and lower body exercises. The equipment is used primarily in fitness facilities. The weight bar was sold with the Smith Press, and the weights were sold separately. The model number is printed on the base of the frame of the Smith Press equipment.
These items were sold new+ at Through Cybex direct sales representatives and fitness equipment dealers to fitness facilities and gymnasiums and online at www.cybexintl.com from 1989 through 2009 for between $1,000 and $3,400.
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 weight-lifting equipment and contact Cybex for instructions on how to receive a free repair for model 5341 or a credit or refund of the current value for model 5340. All known purchasers are being contacted by the firm.
Cybex toll-free at 877-423-3253 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT 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 has received 27 reports of injuries, including serious injuries of paralysis and spinal fracture.
+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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