Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets Recalled by Coulter Ventures Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 12 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets

Units: About 5,500

Distributor: Coulter Ventures LLC dba Rogue Fitness, of Columbus, Ohio

Manufacturer: Columbus Machine Works Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: 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, and posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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.

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.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled barbell brackets and contact Coulter to receive free replacement brackets.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coulter toll-free at (888) 454-6925 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at or email the firm at [email protected]

Picture of recalled barbell bracket

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