Weight Benches Recalled by Spectrum Fitness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 1999
Release # 99-068b

Company Phone Number: (800) 720-7810
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

 

Weight Benches Recalled by Spectrum Fitness

 

PRODUCT: Weight Benches - Spectrum Fitness, of Loveland, Ohio, is recalling 350 Multi-Purpose Weight Benches, model number NG-14 N. The model number can be found on a silver label on the bench's slanted support bar. These weight benches have white metal frames, and black seats and cushions. Fitness and sporting goods stores sold the benches nationwide from January 1998 to October 1998 for about $265.

PROBLEM: The benches have a metal hinge that can break causing a sudden shift of the bench. The shift can cause the user to lose control of weights being lifted and result in injury.

Weight Bench

 


INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Spectrum Fitness has received two reports from consumers who reported the hinge breaking and shift occurring. One of the reports involved a back injury.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the bench immediately and call toll free (800) 720-7810 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday to obtain a free repair kit and instructions, or a refund.