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Rep Fitness Recalls Strap Safety Brackets Due to Injury Hazard (Recall Alert)

  • PR-4000 Strap Safety with recalled brackets
  • PR-5000 Strap Safety with recalled brackets
  • PR-4000 Strap Safety Brackets attached to the weight lifting posts of a squat stand
  • Only the recalled bracket should be disposed of
Name of Product:
Strap Safety Brackets
Hazard:

If the brackets are improperly welded, a sudden drop of weight onto the Strap Safeties can cause the brackets to detach from the weightlifting device, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
February 11, 2021
Units:

About 1,940

Consumer Contact

Rep Fitness toll-free at 888-201-8019, by email at orders@repfitness.com, online at https://www.repfitness.com/recall-information or www.repfitness.com and click on Recall information at the bottom of the page or submit a Warranty Claim form online at https://blog.repfitness.com/warranty-form/

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves PR-4000 (SKU No. PRA-4120) and PR-5000 (SKU No. PRA-5122) Strap Safety brackets.  The SKU numbers can be found on the product packaging.  Strap Safeties are designed to prevent damage to barbells due to missed lifts during weightlifting.  The Strap Safety brackets are black and attach to the weight lifting posts of a squat stand to ensure the strap safeties stay in place.  The straps on the Strap Safety products are secured to the brackets with heavy duty bolts.  Consumers should retain the strap safeties and heavy-duty bolts.  Only the brackets are being recalled.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled brackets and contact Rep Fitness for free replacement brackets.  Rep Fitness is directly contacting all known purchasers of the recalled brackets.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received three reports of improperly welded strap safety brackets breaking when a large amount of weight was suddenly dropped on the Strap Safeties.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Exclusively online at www.repfitness.com from April 2020 through December 2020 for between $120 and $150.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Rep Fitness LLC, of Denver, Colo.

Recall number:
21-721
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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