Cybex Recalls Leg Press Workout Machine Due to Injury Risks
Every New Year, thousands of Missourians make the resolution to exercise more frequently and improve health. Unfortunately, when exercise equipment contains hidden defects, the results of exercising might be serious injuries.
One example is the Cybex Leg Press, for which the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have issued a recall. The recall applies to Cybex model 16110, which was sold to commercial gyms between July 2009 and September 2010. About 430 leg presses were sold for about $4,035 apiece.
The leg press has been recalled because the CPSC and Cybex have received reports that the mechanism that holds the weights in place can fail, and so can the backrest. If one or both of these fail while the press is in use, the person using it can suffer serious injuries. So far, four reports of failure have been received, but none mentioned any injuries.
Gyms that own the recalled leg press should contact Cybex International to receive a free repair kit. In the meantime, they should prevent clients from using the leg presses. Individuals who work out in gyms that have the affected leg press should avoid using it. Alerting the gym staff to the recall can also help protect fellow gym users from injury.
Exercise is key to a healthy body, but it’s important to follow all safety information and instructions on exercise equipment, too. If you’re injured by a defective piece of exercise equipment or another defective product, don’t wait: contact a Missouri product recall lawyer at Page Law today.