|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 454-6925
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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 email@example.com
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