RECALL: Weightlifting Bars

The CPSC and York Barbell Co. are recalling about 3,300
Olympic Weightlifting Bars. Due to a defect in the sleeve
mechanism, the bar can break under the pressure of
significant weight, which could injure consumers and
by-standers. York Barbell has received two reports of
bars breaking under the pressure of significant weight.
No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves all 7 Intl Hard Chrome 1000 lb. and
1500 lb. test Olympic bars with model number 32012
and 32013, 7 Intl Black Oxide 1000 lb. and 1500 lb.
test Olympic bars with model number 32020 and 32021,
7 International Men’s Olympic Needle-bearing bars with
model number 32010 and 6 ½ International Women’s
Olympic Needle-bearing bars with model number 32011.

About The Author

Teresa Hartford

Teresa Hartford Editorial & Creative Director | SGB Media teresa@sgbonline.com | 704.651.5741

RECALL: Weightlifting Bars

The CPSC and York Barbell Co. are recalling about 3,300 Olympic Weightlifting Bars. Due to a defect in the sleeve mechanism, the bar can break under the pressure of significant weight, which could injure consumers and by-standers. York Barbell has received two reports of bars breaking under the pressure of significant weight. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves all 7 Intl Hard Chrome 1000 lb. and 1500 lb. test Olympic bars with model number 32012 and 32013, 7 Intl Black Oxide 1000 lb. and 1500 lb. test Olympic bars with model number 32020 and 32021, 7 International Men’s Olympic Needle-bearing bars with model number 32010 and 6 ½ International Women’s Olympic Needle-bearing bars with model number 32011. The bars have split sleeves and YORK is printed on the sleeve assemblies of each bar.

The bars were sold at fitness wholesalers and retailers nationwide from November 2005 through July 2006 for between $200 and $500 and were manufactured in China.

About The Author

Teresa Hartford

Teresa Hartford Editorial & Creative Director | SGB Media teresa@sgbonline.com | 704.651.5741

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