Cybex branded Weight-Lifting Equipment Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Cybex Weight-Lifting Equipment Recall [US]Cybex International Inc., of Owatonna, Minnesota recalls an estimated 15,000 Cybex Smith Press Plate-Loaded Weight-Lifting Equipment due to suspected component failure and consequential risk of choking, ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health hazards. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Cybex Smith Press Model 5340 Exercise Equipment, manufactured and distributed from 1989 through 1993, and model 5341, manufactured and distributed from 1993 through 2009.

The models have a weight bar seated between two parallel vertical tracks on latch pins. The weight bar can be moved up and down to perform upper body and lower body exercises. The Equipment is used primarily in fitness facilities. The weight bar was sold with the Smith Press, and the weights were sold separately. The model number is printed on the base of the frame of the Smith Press equipment.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled products can be found on the Web site/sites listed above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the weight bar can fall, posing serious injury hazards to the user. Cybex has received 27 reports of injuries, including serious injuries of paralysis and spinal fracture.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Exercise Equipment, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact Cybex for instructions on how to receive a free repair for Model 5341 or a credit or refund of the current value for Model 5340. All known (i.e., registered) purchasers are being contacted by the firm.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Cybex toll-free at 1-877-423-3253 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Central Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at and click on the “Support” link for more information.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 18-211
Recalls Direct RIN: 10581-2018
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