The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

     

    Name of Product: Bally Total Fitness, Everlast, Valeo and Body Fit Fitness Balls

     

    Units: About 3 million

     

    Manufacturer: EB Brands, of Yonkers, New York

     

    Hazard: An overinflated fitness ball can unexpectedly burst while in use, causing the user to fall to the floor.

     

    Incidents/Injuries: EB Brands has received 47 reports of fitness balls unexpectedly bursting, including reports of a fracture, and multiple bruises.

     

    Description: This recall involves rubber fitness balls sold in 55-, 65- and 75-cm diameter sizes. The fitness balls were sold with a pump and inflation instructions. The fitness balls were sold in various colors with the Bally Total Fitness, Everlast or Valeo logo printed on the ball.

     

    Sold at: Department stores and fitness retailers nationwide from May 2000 to February 2009 for between $15 and $30.

     

    Manufactured in: China

     

    Remedy: Consumers should contact EB Brands to receive a copy of the updated instructions on how to safely inflate the ball.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact EB Brands at (800) 624-5671 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.ebbrands.com.

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