Work out bench/home gym recall

2010 Workbench Leverage Gym recall

August 17 2010 has seen a Joint Recall with Powertec, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Which unit has the problem?

Health Canada reports that this recall involves the 2010 version of the Workbench Leverage Gyms by Powertec. The gym has a lock and load removable bench section, opening up the lever area for power exercises (such as squats, shrugs and rows). The gym has either a black or yellow frame, as well as black upholstery.

There is a Powertec logo printed on the removable bench. Recalled gyms can be identified by model number WB-LS10 or WB-LS10-B. Workbench Leverage Gyms sold after February 2010 with the same model numbers are not affected by this recall.

What is wrong with the workbench?

The detachment of the exercise workbench from the gym system can cause instability, posing a risk of injury to consumers. Health Canada, the US CPSC, and Powertec have not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these gyms.

What should I do?
You should immediately stop using the recalled gym. Contact Powertec to either receive a free repair kit, or to schedule a free repair with an authorized dealer.

For more information, consumers may contact Powertec at 1-877-525-5710 between 7:30AM and 3:30PM PST Monday through Friday, by e-mail at moc.ssentifcetrewop|ofni#moc.ssentifcetrewop|ofni or by visiting the Powertec website.

How many of these units have been sold and where?

About 27 of the workbenches were sold in Canada with 1,000 units were available in the U.S. The units were sold online at and at fitness equipment dealers from October 2009 to February 2010.

Where were the units made?

The workbenches were manufactured in China and distributed by Powertec, Inc. of Carson, California.