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


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