EB Brands, of Yonkers, New York, is recalling three million fitness balls because they may burst while being used if they are overinflated, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. EB Brands stresses that this is a voluntary recall.
According to EB Brands, 47 reports have so far come in of their fitness balls suddenly bursting while in use – reports include a fracture, and multiple bruises.
- Bally Total Fitness
- Body Fit Fitness Balls
EB Brands says this recall involves rubber fitness balls with diameter sizes of 55cm, 65cm and 75cm. They were sold with a pump and inflation instructions. They came in various colors and had the Bally Total Fitness, Everlast, or Valeo logo printed on them.
The balls were sold at retail outlets throughout the USA from May 2000 through to February 2009, and were sold for between $15 and $30. They were manufactured in China.
You should contact EB Brands and ask for a new copy of instructions which has updated details on how to safely inflate the ball. Contact EB Brands at (800) 624-5671 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Written by – Christian Nordqvist