TRX Recalls 2,700 Dip and Hammer Bars

Fitness Anywhere LLC, San Francisco, which does business as TRX, is recalling about 2,700 dip and hammer bars, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced last week.

The welds on the bars can crack or break and cause a user to fall, posing a risk of injury, according to the CPSC. TRX has received 33 reports of welds breaking, including one report of a minor injury.

The company and authorized commercial distributors nationwide sold the products from June 2011 to May 2013 for about $500 each. The products were manufactured in the United States and China.

Club operators with questions can call TRX at (888) 221-7417, email the company at [email protected] or log on to www.trxtraining.com and click on the Product Recall link at the bottom of the home page.

This is the third known equipment recall in the fitness industry so far this year. In January, Johnson Health Tech, the Cottage Grove, WI-based company that manufactures brands such as Matrix Fitness, recalled about 2,800 Matrix Fitness trainers and ellipticals that posed a fire hazard. Later that month, Cybex International, Medway, MA, recalled 234 free weight benches.

In 2012, TRX recalled 40,000 early model suspension trainer devices.

The TRX Hammer Bar is one of the products being recalled along with the TRX Hammer Bar on Suspension Frame, the TRX Dip Bar for S-Frame and the TRX Dip Bar for Elevated Frame. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.)

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