Coulter Ventures LLC, doing business as Rogue Fitness, of Columbus, Ohio, and Columbus Machine Works Inc., of Columbus, Ohio, have recalled about 5,500 Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets. 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, and posing an injury hazard to consumers. The company has received three reports of the weld between the bracket and the pin breaking, including one report of a consumer who received a sprained wrist. This recall involves Rogue Fitness J-Cup brackets used to hold barbells on weightlifting racks. The black metal brackets are used with the Rogue Fitness’ SPX Squat Press Stand, R-3 Racks, R-4 Racks and Infinity Rigs.
The barbell brackets were sold exclusively on Rogue Fitness’ website www.roguefitness.com from March 2009 through December 2010 for about $40. They 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, visit the company’s website at www.roguefitness.com or email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.