Rogue Fitness Recalls Barbell Brackets

A product recall of about 5,000 defective <"">Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets are being recalled over injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced.

The recalled Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets were manufactured in the United States and distributed by Coulter Ventures LLC, which also does business as (DBA) Rogue Fitness, of Columbus, Ohio. The Barbell Brackets were manufactured by Columbus Machine Works Inc., of Columbus, Ohio.

The weld between the bracket and the pin that holds the barbell bracket in place on a weightlifting rack can break, causing the weights to fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers. To date, the firm has received three reports of the weld between the bracket and the pin breaking, including one report of a consumer who received a sprained wrist.

This recall involves Rogue Fitness J-Cup brackets used to hold barbells on weightlifting racks. The black metal brackets are used with the Rogue Fitness SPX Squat Press Stand, R-3 Racks, R-4 Racks and Infinity Rigs. The defective Barbell Brackets were sold exclusively at Rogue Fitness’s website, from March 2009 through December 2010 for about $40. They were also sold as part of weightlifting racks and stands for between $350 and $3,400.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled barbell brackets and contact Coulter to receive free replacement brackets and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Coulter can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.454.6925 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; on its website at; or by email at

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