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

Many gyms I visit in my travels require the use of collars and brackets when lifting weights. These safety devices hold the weights and plates safely in place. I have personally seen several instances of weights improperly secured fall and cause injury. According to newswire report, “the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 5,500 Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets, sold exclusively at the Rogue Fitness website. 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. The company has received one report of a user injuring their wrist when the weld broke.”

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Sports injury lawyer Doug Landau of the Herndon Virginia law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. says, “Don’t even think about re-selling a defective recalled piece of sprots equipment on e-bay or elsewhere.” The athletic products in question were sold exclusively at Rogue Fitness’ website from March 2009 through December 2010 for about $40. These strength training products were also sold as part of weightlifting racks and stands for between $350 and $3,400.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled barbell brackets and contact Coulter to receive free replacement brackets. 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 or email the firm at Photos available at the CPSC recall site. The CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product by visiting this site.

  • Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 454-6925
  • CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

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