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Recall Alert

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Washington, D.C. 20207

August 29th, 2019
Recall number: 18-211
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 423-3253
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Cybex Announces Recall of 1989 to 2009 Smith Press Machines

Consumers should immediately stop using the weight-lifting equipment and contact Cybex for instructions on how to receive a free repair for model 5341 or a credit or refund of the current value for model 5340. All known purchasers are being contacted by the firm.

Name of product: Cybex Smith Press Models 5340 and 5341
Units: About 15,000
Manufacturer: Cybex International Inc., of Owatonna, Minn.
Hazard: If the weight bar on the Cybex Smith Press Models 5340 and 5341 is not fully engaged, the bar may fall and cause serious injury to users.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 27 reports of injuries, including serious injuries of paralysis and spinal fracture.
Description: This recall involves the Cybex Smith Press model 5340, manufactured and distributed from 1989 through 1993, and model 5341, manufactured and distributed from 1993 through 2009. The models have a weight bar seated between two parallel vertical tracks on latch pins. The weight bar can be moved up and down to perform upper body and lower body exercises. The equipment is used primarily in fitness facilities. The weight bar was sold with the Smith Press, and the weights were sold separately. The model number is printed on the base of the frame of the Smith Press equipment.
Sold at: Through Cybex direct sales representatives and fitness equipment dealers to fitness facilities and gymnasiums and online at from 1989 through 2009 for between $1,000 and $3,400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Stop using the Smith Press equipment immediately. Any questions should be directed to the facility manager.
Consumer Contact: Cybex toll-free at 877-423-3253 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Support” for more information.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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