Powertec, Inc., of Long Beach, CA, is recalling about 565 weight workbenches.
The weld on the backrest adjustment brackets of the weight workbench can break, posing an injury hazard. The company says it is aware of one incident involving a minor injury.
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:
|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|
The model name and number are located on the product’s packaging.
The weight workbenches, manufactured in China, were sold at specialty fitness stores nationwide and online at www.powertecfitness.com from September 2011 to May 2012 for between $299 and $549.
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.
To order the free repair kit or for instructions on receiving a full refund, consumers should contact Powertec toll-free at (877) 525-5710 any time or send an e-mail to Info@PowertecFitness.com.