Recall Alert


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2014
Recall number: 14-707
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 678-3846
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Cybex International Recalls Decline Free Weight Benches Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

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: Olympic Decline free weight bench
Units: 234
Manufacturer: Cybex International, Inc., of Medway, Mass.
Hazard: The frame of the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing fall and injury hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received nine reports of frames fatiguing near the weld point. No injuries were reported.
Description: The Decline model free weight benches are designed for use in professional gyms and come in three model numbers: 16060, 16061 and 16062. The Decline model free weight bench is a traditional Olympic bench which accommodates a 7’ wide Olympic bar, in which the back pad declines from the knee to the shoulders at a 15 degree angle. The model numbers can be found on the bottom of the tube near where the feet are placed with serial numbers C1208 through H0913 which stand for the manufacture dates, December 2008 through September 2013.
Sold at: Sold by Cybex or its distributors directly to gyms from December 2008 through September 2013 for about $1,100.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Repair
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: Recall1606X@cybexintl.com
for recall information inquiries.
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Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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