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Defective Weightlifting Bars Recalled

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I hope this post catches you before you head to the gym for your daily workout. It guess it is dangers of this sort that have kept me from the gym for over 2 years.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission informs us of a voluntary recall of defective barbells.

Weightlifting Bars Recalled by York Barbell Co. After Reports of Units Breaking

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Olympic Weightlifting Bars

Units: About 3,300

Manufacturer: York Barbell Company Inc., of York, Pa.

Hazard: 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

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bars immediately and return them to York Barbell for a full refund.