Recall Alert


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2015
Recall number: 15-749
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 678-3846
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Cybex International Recalls Arm Curl Machines Due to Impact Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, DC--Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Arm Curl Machines
Units: About 4,400
Manufacturer: Cybex International, Inc., of Medway, Mass.
Hazard: The swivel handles can break off from the frame causing users to hit themselves in the face or head, posing an impact injury hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 108 reports of incidents, including 12 reports of injury to users. One injury involved loss of sight to one eye.
Description: This recall involves four models of exercise machines that allow consumers to use the resistance from the selected weight to perform bicep curls. The user sits on an adjustable seat, selects the amount of weight, and grabs the swivel handles to perform a curl motion towards them. The recall affects the VR2, VR2TA, Eagle, and the VR3 models with the following serial numbers. A complete list of serial numbers is available at www.cybexintl.com. The serial number is located on the frame tube of the weight stack by the floor. Cybex and the model name are printed on the top of the machine.
Sold at: Cybex or its distributors directly to gyms from November 1996 through October 2008 for between $3,700 and $4,200
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact the firm for a free repair kit. Cybex is contacting purchasers of the recalled arm curl machines directly.
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.

Email: recallarmcurl@cybexintl.com
for recall information inquiries.
Customer / Dealer Information Form

Serial Numbers for Arm Curl Machine recall
 
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