Recall date: January 16, 2013
Recall number: 13-096

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Weight Workbenches
The weld on the backrest adjustment brackets of the weight workbench can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Consumer Contact:

To order the free repair kit or for instructions on receiving a full refund, contact Powertec toll-free at (877) 525-5710 any time, send an e-mail to, or visit the firm's website at and click on Important Safety Notice.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

About 565

The recalled workbenches are free-standing and typically used for free weight workouts. They have black, square tube, steel bases with a jet black, vinyl, adjustable bench seat and backrest. "Powertec" is embossed on the backrest pad and printed on a sticker located on the upright or the base frame of the workbench. Model names and numbers included in this recall are listed in the table below. The model name and number are located on the product's packaging.


Model Name

Model Number

Key Features

Workbench Multipress with Isolateral Arms


Multi-press component and optional leg lift attachment

Workbench Olympic Bench


Adjustable bench rack and optional leg lift attachment

Workbench Utility Bench


Optional leg lift attachment



Powertec is aware of one incident involving a minor injury.


Consumers should immediately stop using the product until they order and install a free safety retrofit repair kit. Consumers can also return the product for a full refund.

Sold At:

Specialty fitness stores nationwide and online at from September 2011 to May 2012 for between $299 and $549.   

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