CPSC Recall - Issued 1/16/2013

Powertec Recalls Weight Workbenches Due to Injury Hazard

Manufacturer: Powertec, Inc
Product: Weight Workbenches
Hazard: The weld on the backrest adjustment brackets of the weight workbench can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
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. Go to website recall link for chart: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Powertec-Recalls-Weight-Workbenches-Due-to-Injury-Hazard/
Remedy: Repair/Refund
Sold At: Specialty fitness stores nationwide and online at www.powertecfitness.com from September 2011 to May 2012 for between $299 and $549.
Units: About 565
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.
Company Website: www.PowertecFitness.com