The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released a statement that almost three million fitness balls, sold in department stores and sporting good retailers, have been voluntarily recalled following forty-seven reports that they have unexpectedly burst. The balls, whose brand names are Bally Total Fitness, Everlast, Valeo and Body Fit, were manufactured in China and distributed by EB Brands in Yonkers, New York. They were sold for between $15 and $30 between May 2000 and February 2009. The 55-, 65-, and 75- centimeter sizes were all involved in the recall. All were sold with a pump and inflation instructions.
The CPSC believes the balls exploded due to over-inflation. Consumers should called EB Brands at 800-624-5671 or go to the company’s website at www.ebbrands.com/inflation_notice.php in order to receive updated inflation instructions.