Cybex Recalls Weight-Lifting Equipment Due to Serious Injury Hazards



This recall involves the Cybex Smith Press model 5340, 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.
Product:
Cybex Smith Press plate-loaded weight-lifting equipmentAbout 15,000
Retailer:
Through Cybex direct sales representatives and fitness equipment dealers to fitness facilities and gymnasiums and online at www.cybexintl.com from 1989 through 2009 for between $1,000 and $3,400.
Distributor:
Cybex International Inc., of Owatonna, Minn.
Recall Date:    Aug 29, 2018
Injury:
The firm has received 27 reports of injuries, including serious injuries of paralysis and spinal fracture.
Mfg:
Cybex International Inc., of Owatonna, Minn.
Mfg Country:
U.S.
Recall ID:    8386
Last Published:    Aug 29, 2018
Official Site:    Link

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Emert Number:    18211
Emert Status:    Announced