What's the Problem?
This recall affects PR-4000 (SKU No. PRA-4120) and PR-5000 (SKU No. PRA-5122) Strap Safety brackets, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
"If the brackets are improperly welded, a sudden drop of weight onto the Strap Safeties can cause the brackets to detach from the weightlifting device, posing an injury hazard," CPSC said. "The firm has received three reports of improperly welded strap safety brackets breaking when a large amount of weight was suddenly dropped on the Strap Safeties."
Strap Safeties are designed to prevent damage to barbells due to missed lifts during weightlifting. The recalled brackets are black and attach to the weight lifting posts of a squat stand to ensure the strap safeties stay in place.
Affected products were sold online from April 2020 through December 2020 for between $120 and $150.
If you purchased any strap safety brackets that are affected by this recall, you should stop using them and contact Rep Fitness for free replacement brackets. "Consumers should retain the strap safeties and heavy-duty bolts," CPSC said. "Only the brackets are being recalled."
This recall began on February 11, 2021.
Do I Have a Strap Safeties Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Strap Safeties Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.