Powertec Recalls Weight Workbenches Due to Injury Hazard

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Powertec Recalls Weight Workbenches 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: Weight Workbenches

Units: About 565

Importer: Powertec, Inc., of Long Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The weld on the backrest adjustment brackets of the weight workbench can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Powertec is aware of one incident involving a minor injury.

Description: 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 products packaging.

Sold at: Specialty fitness stores nationwide and online at www.powertecfitness.com from September 2011 to May 2012 for between $299 and $549.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: 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.

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 Info@PowertecFitness.com, or visit the firms website at www.PowertecFitness.com and click on Important Safety Notice.

Workbench Multipress with Isolateral Arms, model WB-MP11

Workbench Olympic Bench, model WB-OB11

Workbench Utility Bench, model WB-UB11

Jan 16, 2013 | Category: CPSC Recalls (all) | Comments: none