Recall: Powertec Recalls Weight Workbenches Due to Injury Hazard


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2013
Release #13-096
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 525-5710
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Powertec Recalls Weight Workbenches Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Weight Workbenches

Units: About 565

Importer: Powertec, Inc., of Long Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The weld on the backrest adjustment brackets of the weight workbench can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Powertec is aware of one incident involving a minor injury.

Description: The recalled workbenches are free-standing and typically used for free weight workouts. They have black, square tube, steel bases with a jet black, vinyl, adjustable bench seat and backrest. “Powertec” is embossed on the backrest pad and printed on a sticker located on the upright or the base frame of the workbench. Model names and numbers included in this recall are listed in the table below. The model name and number are located on the product’s packaging.

Model Name Model Number Key Features
Workbench Multipress with Isolateral Arms WB-MP11 Multi-press component and optional leg lift attachment
Workbench Olympic Bench WB-OB11 Adjustable bench rack and optional leg lift attachment
Workbench Utility Bench WB-UB11 Optional leg lift attachment

Sold at: Specialty fitness stores nationwide and online at www.powertecfitness.com from September 2011 to May 2012 for between $299 and $549.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product until they order and install a free safety retrofit repair kit. Consumers can also return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: To order the free repair kit or for instructions on receiving a full refund, contact Powertec toll-free at (877) 525-5710 any time, send an e-mail to Info@PowertecFitness.com, or visit the firm’s website at www.PowertecFitness.com and click on Important Safety Notice.




Workbench Multipress with Isolateral Arms, model WB-MP11



Workbench Olympic Bench, model WB-OB11



Workbench Utility Bench, model WB-UB11