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REP Recall Notices

Strap Safety Recall

4000 and 5000 Series

UPDATED: 1/20/21
REP recently discovered a manufacturing issue with a small population of this product, including the bracket(s) on strap safeties.
 Those particular brackets are missing two welds, one at the top and one at the bottom of the safety bracket, which may present an injury hazard to consumers.  Although no injuries have been reported, REP is conducting an immediate recall on this product. As a precautionary measure, the company is asking all customers to immediately discontinue the use of the strap safeties. We will be providing free replacement brackets as soon as possible to those customers affected by this recall.

Q&A:

 

  1. Q. Why is this item being recalled? 
    A.
    We are conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution to keep our customers safe and to prevent injuries. 

  2. Q. What is the problem with my safeties? 
    AWe have identified two missing welds, one at the top and one at the bottom of the safety bracket , which presents a potential safety hazard.

  3. Q. How can I tell if my product is affected by this recall?
    A.
    If your product was purchased between the following dates, it is affected by this recall and you should have been contacted via email. 
    4000 series: June 24, 2020  - December 4, 2020
    5000 series: July 13, 2020
    - December 4, 2020


  4. Q. My brackets are missing the welds, but don’t lift heavy enough to be worried. Can I continue to use it? 
    A. No. To be safe, we are asking all customers to stop using the product immediately if they are missing the welds identified.  

  5.  Q. How long will it take for me to receive the replacement parts?
     A.  Please allow up to 1 month from now. We are expecting to receive these by year-end and they will then ship via UPS Ground, to arrive 3-5 days later. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, and we assure you that we are working as quickly as possible to replace your safety brackets. 

  6. Q. What will be replaced through this recall? 
    A. We will be replacing all 4 bracketsYou must keep the 2 straps and the associated hardware. Please reference the picture. 

  7. Q. How do I install my replacement brackets?
    A. We've created a step-by-step guide! Check that out HERE.

  8. Q. What do I do with my old/faulty brackets?
    A.
    Please throw away the faulty brackets immediately. Remember, you will need to keep the hardware and the straps themselves.

Next Steps:

We will be contacting every customer who purchased strap safeties after the dates specified above. If this includes you, please remember to keep the hardware and the strap, we will only be sending out replacement brackets. Upon receiving your replacement brackets, reattach your straps and get back to benching and squatting!

If you have any reason to believe that you purchased one of the products that is being recalled and you are not contacted by us by December 11, 2020, please contact us at orders@repfitness.com

We here at REP take your safety seriously and we are working diligently to permanently correct this issue. We regret the inconvenience this may cause and hope that you will continue to rely on us as a trusted source for quality gym equipment.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Team REP

At REP, our customer's safety is very important to us. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to our Customer Support team at orders@repfitness.com.