Consumer product recall

Cybex International Inc. Recalls Cybex Smith Press

Starting date:
September 20, 2018
Posting date:
September 20, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Cybex Smith Press model 5340 and 5341

Product description

The products involved are the Cybex Smith Press models 5340 and 5341. Model 5340 was manufactured and sold from 1989 to 1993, and model 5341 was manufactured and sold from 1993 to 2009. The model number is printed on the base of the frame of the Smith Press equipment.

Both models are comprised of a weight bar contained between two parallel vertical tracks. The individual exercising can move the weight bar up and down within the tracks to perform a wide variety of squat and other exercises. When the user is finished with his or her exercise, the weight bar is secured or racked by placing the hooks, located on both ends of the weight bar, over a set of pins contained within the vertical tracks.

Hazard identified

A fall hazard has been identified when a user has not fully engaged the weight bar hooks over the pins and has not set the safety stops, permitting the bar to fall near a user. Potential injuries range from minor to significant including paralysis, spinal fracture and injuries to the head and neck.

As of September 17, 2018, the company has received one report of a weight bar falling in Canada, and no report of an injury.

Number sold

Approximately 21 units of affected model 5340 and 123 units of affected model 5341 were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

Model 5340 was sold from 1989 through 1993 and model 5341 was sold from 1993 through 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.



Cybex International Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the weight-lifting equipment and contact Cybex for a repair kit for model 5341 to be installed by Cybex. A credit or refund will be available for model 5340.

For more information, consumers can contact Cybex Customer Service by telephone toll-free at 877-423-3253 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, by email, or online.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.