Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets Recalled by Coulter Ventures Due to Injury Hazard

The weld between the bracket and the pin that holds the barbell bracket in place on a weightlifting rack can break.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2011
Release #11-193
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 454-6925
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets Recalled by Coulter Ventures Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets

Units: About 5,500

Distributor: Coulter Ventures LLC dba Rogue Fitness, of Columbus, Ohio

Manufacturer: Columbus Machine Works Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: The weld between the bracket and the pin that holds the barbell bracket in place on a weightlifting rack can break, causing the weights to fall, and posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the weld between the bracket and the pin breaking, including one report of a consumer who received a sprained wrist.

Description: This recall involves Rogue Fitness J-Cup brackets used to hold barbells on weightlifting racks. The black metal brackets are used with the Rogue Fitness SPX Squat Press Stand, R-3 Racks, R-4 Racks and Infinity Rigs.

Sold exclusively at: Rogue Fitness's website, www.roguefitness.com from March 2009 through December 2010 for about $40. They were also sold as part of weightlifting racks and stands for between $350 and $3,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled barbell brackets and contact Coulter to receive free replacement brackets.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coulter toll-free at (888) 454-6925 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.roguefitness.com or email the firm at qc@roguefitness.com

Picture of recalled barbell bracket