Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 6, 2014. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: TRX Dip and Hammer Bars
Hazard: The welds on the bars can crack or break and cause the user to fall, posing a risk of injury.
Consumer Contact: Fitness Anywhere toll-free at (888) 221-7417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday ET, by email at [email protected] or at www.trxtraining.com and click on the Product Recall link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 2,700
Description: This recall involves TRX dip bars and hammer bars used with TRX S-Frames and Elevated Frames which are used to support TRX exercise equipment. The TRX dip bar for an S-Frame consists of two handles about 18″ apart at the base affixed to a 49″ bar that attaches to the S-Frame. The TRX dip bar for an Elevated Frame consists of two handles about 18″ apart at the base affixed to a 58″ bar that attaches to the Elevated Frame. They are used for performing dips and other related exercises. The TRX hammer bar consists of two handles about 16″ apart affixed to a 17″ bar that attaches near the top of the S-Frame or Elevated Frame and is used for performing pull ups and other related exercises.
Incidents/Injuries: Fitness Anywhere has received 33 reports of welds breaking, including one report of a minor injury.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dip bars and hammer bars and contact Fitness Anywhere for a replacement. Fitness Anywhere has notified all known purchasers.
Sold at: Fitness Anywhere and authorized commercial distributors nationwide from June 2011 to May 2013 for about $500.
Manufacturer: Fitness Anywhere LLC, of San Francisco, Calif.
Manufactured in: United States and China
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