Cybex International Recalls Decline Free Weight Benches Due to Fall and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)

The frame of the professional gym bench can collapse forward onto the user.

Recall date: January 09, 2014
Recall number: 14-707
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    Olympic Decline Free Weight Bench

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Olympic Decline free weight bench

Hazard:

The frame of the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing fall and injury hazards.

Consumer Contact:

Cybex Internationals toll-free at (888) 678-3846 from 8 a.m. to 5 ET Monday through Friday or online at www.cybexintl.com and click on Support for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

234

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm received nine reports of frames fatiguing near the weld point.  No injuries were reported.

Remedy

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 at

Sold by Cybex or its distributors directly to gyms from December 2008 through September 2013 for about $1,100.

Manufacturer

Cybex International, Inc., of Medway, Mass.

Manufactured in

United States

  • Olympic Decline Free Weight Bench