Cybex Weight-Lifting Equipment Recalled
15,000 Smith Press Machines Recalled Due To Serious Injuries
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On August 29, 2018, Cybex, a popular exercise equipment manufacturer, recalled approximately 15,000 of their Cybex Smith Press Machines due to the potential risk for significant injuries. The weight bar on some plate-loaded weight-lifting machines may fall, causing serious injury risks to the user including reports of paralysis and spinal fracture.
Which Cybex Models Are Affected?
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.
When and where were the affected Cybex machines sold?
The recalled Cybex Smith Press machines were available through Cybex direct sales representatives, fitness equipment dealers, fitness facilities and gymnasiums as well as online through the Cybex website from 1989 through 2009. The machines generally cost between $1,000 and $3,400.
What should I do if I have a machine that is affected by this recall?
Consumers should immediately stop using the weight-lifting equipment and 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. The manufacturer stated that all known purchasers are being contacted by Cybex.
Have you beed injured by a Cybex weight-lifting machine?
Our attorneys are investigating consumer claims related to the serious injuries that occurred while using these Cybex machines. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of Cybex exercise equipment, contact our consumer justice attorneys at Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz today for a free consultation. There is never a fee unless we recover for you.
For more information, please see the Recall Notice issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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