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Safety in Gyms

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Tampa Bay attorney Bob Carroll in his blog posting concerning a recall of a defective consumer product – weight ligting bars brings to our attention the need to make sure your gym and fitness club maintain proper and safe equipment. Such facilities owe their members a duty to operate a safe enviroment. Injury resulting from a failure to adhere to this duty can lead to a claim of negligence. Make sure your club properly maintains, inspects and properly warns users concerning its workout equipment. For specifics concerning the weight bar recall see below.

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 defective consumer product immediately and return them to York Barbell for a full refund.