4,400 Arm Curl Machines Recalled by Cybex International
Cybex International has issued a recall for four different models of arm curl machines. The machines have a swivel handle that can detach from the frame and hit users in the face or head causing an impact injury hazard.
About the Arm Curl Machine Recall
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cybex has received 108 reports of swivel handles detaching from the machines. 12 of these reports involved injuries with one consumer suffering loss of sight in one eye.
Customers with one of the recalled machines should immediately discontinue use and contact Cybex for a repair kit. Cybex is also reaching out directly to customers who they know have purchased a recalled machine.
Description of the Recalled
- The machines allow users to use the selected weight of resistance to perform bicep curls.
- To operate the machine, the user sits on an adjustable seat, adjusts the resistance weight, and grabs the swivel handles in order to perform the curl.
- The serial number for the machine can be found on the frame tube of the weight stack, near the floor.
- The name “Cybex” and the model are printed on the top of the machine.
- Machines affected by the recall were sold by Cybex or its distributors between November 1996 and October 2008, for between $3,700 and $4,200.
- The affected models include VR2, VR2TA, Eagle, and VR3.