Cybex International, Medway, MA, is recalling 234 Olympic decline free weight benches manufactured from December 2008 to September 2013.
No injuries were reported, but Cybex received nine reports of frames "fatiguing near the weld point," according to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The frame of the bench can collapse forward onto the user, according to the report.
Cybex and its distributors sold the benches, which accommodate a 7-foot-wide Olympic bar, to health clubs during the manufacturing dates for about $1,100 each. The benches come in three model numbers: 16060, 16061 and 16062.
"Cybex feels that the press release from the CPSC adequately addresses the recall program of the decline bench, and Cybex has no further comment," a company spokesperson told Club Industry.
Club operators who purchased the benches can contact Cybex at (888) 678-3846 or visit the company at www.cybexintl.com and click on the word "Support" at the top of the home page for more information.