|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 1999
Release # 99-068
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
Spectrum Fitness Recalls Multi-Purpose Weight
Loveland, OH (SafetyAlerts) - Spectrum Fitness is
recalling 350 Multi-Purpose Weight Benches because the benches have a metal hinge that can
break causing a sudden shift of the bench. The shift can cause the user to lose control of
weights being lifted and result in injury.
The benches are model number NG-14 N.
The model number can be found on a silver label on the bench's slanted support bar. These
weight benches have white metal frames, and black seats and cushions. Fitness and sporting
goods stores sold the benches nationwide from January 1998 to October 1998 for about $265.
Spectrum Fitness has received two
reports from consumers who reported the hinge breaking and shift occurring. One of the
reports involved a back injury.
Consumers should stop using the bench
immediately and call toll free (800) 720-7810 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through
Friday to obtain a free repair kit and instructions, or a refund.