Fitness balls recalled

April 16, 2009 4:44:43 PM PDT
About 3 million fitness balls, made in China and manufactured by EB Brands, of Yonkers, N.Y., because the balls can unexpectedly burst during use if they are overinflated, which could cause the user to fall to the floor. The company has received 47 reports of fitness balls unexpectedly bursting, including reports of a fracture and multiple bruises.

The recalled fitness balls were sold in 55-, 65- and 75-cm diameter sizes. The rubber balls come in various colors and have either a Bally Total Fitness, Everlast or Valeo logo printed on them. Department stores and fitness retailers nationwide sold the balls from May 2000 to February. Details: by phone at 800-624-5671; on the Web at or