Cybex International Recalls Arm Curl Machines

The recalled Cybex International Arm Curl Machine models from left to right VR2 VR2TA Eagle and VR3 Photo courtesy US Consumer Product Safety Commission
<p>The recalled Cybex International Arm Curl Machine models, from left to right: VR2, VR2TA, Eagle and VR3. (Photo courtesy U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.)</p>

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall alert on Wednesday for four models of Cybex International's arm curl machines.

Cybex, Medway, Massachusetts, recalled the products due to potential for swivel handles to break from the frame, which can cause users to hit themselves in the face or the head. Cybex has received 108 reports of incidents, including 12 reports of injury and one injury involving sight loss in one eye.

The recall affects about 4,400 units of the VR2, VR2TA, Eagle and VR3 models (see below). The products were sold by Cybex or its distributors directly to gyms from November 1996 to October 2008 for between $3,700 and $4,200.

The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the product immediately and contact Cybex for a free repair kit. Cybex can be contacted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday at 888-678-3846. Additional support is available at

The products affected in this recall can be identified by model and serial number. Cybex and the model name are printed on the top of the machine. The serial number is located on the frame tube of the weight stack by the floor.

VR2 Arm Curl

Serial numbers starting with:

451691S068646, 4535XXXX

A01-050 through A03-230

SN #1, SN#0006

X05-070 through X12-230

Y01-090 through Y12-300

Z01-060 through Z12-200

VR2TA Arm Curl

Serial numbers starting with:

A01-100 through A12-190​

B01-260 through B09-180


Y10-210, Y12-310

Z02-240 through Z12-160

Eagle Arm Curl

Serial numbers starting with:

1107090W through 1107098X

A01-061 through A12-291

​B01-081 through B12-281

C01-091 through C10-311

X01-071 through X12-311

Y01-131 through Y12-311

Z01-051 through Z12-301

VR3 Arm Curl

Serial numbers starting with:


A01-051 through A12-291

B00-121 through B12-281

C01-041 through C10-311

​ Z09-061 through Z12-281

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