Powertec Leverage Gyms Recalled

Powertec, of Carson, California just recalled about 1,000 of its <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Leverage Gyms, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed and note that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Although no injuries or incidents have been reported, to date, detachment of the exercise workbench from the gym system causes instability, posing a risk of injury to consumers.

This recall involves the Workbench Leverage Gym, 2010 version, which was manufactured in China and has a lock and load removable bench section opening up the lever area for power exercises such as squats, shrugs, and rows. The gym has black upholstery and either a black or yellow frame. The Powertec logo with the Workbench series name is printed on the removable bench. The models affected by this recall are WB-LS10 and WB-LS10-B. Workbench Levergymsâ„¢ with model numbers WB-LS10 and WB-LS10B sold after February 2010 are not affected by this recall.

The recalled Powertec Leverage Gyms retailed for about $850 and were sold by fitness equipment dealers nationwide and online at www.powertecfitness.com from October 2009 through February 2010.

The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to immediately stop using the product and contact Powertec to receive a free repair kit or to schedule a free repair with an authorized dealer. The firm has contacted all known purchasers of this product; however, Powertec can be reached, toll-free, at (877) 525-5710 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday; by email at info@powertecfitness.com; or at the firm’s website at www.powertecfitness.com.

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