Request Your Free Consultation

Our team is standing by to help. Call us at (800) 561-4887 or complete this form to schedule a free consultation with us.

Submitting this form does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Click for Your FREE Case Review Click for Your FREE Case Review

Exercise Balls Recalled Because They Can Explode and Cause Injuries

By Brian Chase on September 8, 2020 - No comments

Exercise Balls Recalled Because They Can Explode and Cause Injuries

Exercise Balls Recalled Because They Can Explode and Cause Injuries

Hundreds of exercise balls are being recalled because they can explode unexpectedly and cause injuries. According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Domyos Swiss balls, manufactured by Decathlon USA, could burst while in use posing an injury risk to the user. So far, the company has received 26 reports from around the world of balls exploding unexpectedly. Six of those incidents resulted in injuries including fractures, bruising and scratches. None of those incidents were reported in the United States.

Details of the Recall

The affected balls were sold in blue, gray and burgundy and has one of the following model numbers: 8529175, 8529176 or 8529177. The balls measure 21.65 inches to 29.53 inches in diameter and weigh between 10.6 and 10.9 ounces. Domyos, the diameter and the weight are printed near the base of the ball.

Consumers are urged to stop using these exercise balls immediately and contact Decathlon for a refund in the form of store credit for the amount equal to the purchase price. Decathlon is contacting all known purchasers directly. The balls, made in China, were sold in Decathlon stores nationwide and online at decathlon.com from February 2019 through March 2020 for about $20.

The Danger of Exploding Stability Balls

Stability balls or exercise balls are a great way to get some exercise or maintain good posture. But, there have been a number of frightening reports of exploding stability balls, especially when these products are not manufactured properly. In one case, a user had to be put into a medically-induced coma after the ball he was on exploded and he landed on his chin, chest and pelvis. This victim had to endure multiple surgeries and months of physical therapy. He also suffered permanent injuries and disabilities.

Experts say stability balls marketed as “anti-burst” are meant to slowly deflate to the floor if perforated or tested beyond their weight limit. But a cheap ball that is not “anti-burst” can just pop like a balloon, increasing the potential for major injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of using these or other products, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the negligent manufacturer for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress. An experienced product defect lawyer can help provide you with more information about pursuing your legal rights.

 

Source: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Decathlon-USA-Recalls-Swiss-Balls-Due-to-Injury-Hazard-Recall-Alert

 

 

Posted in: Defective Products

About the Author: Brian Chase

Leave a Reply:


Was This Page Helpful? Yes | No

Daily Journal Top Lawyer 2020
See All Ratings And Awards

Have a question that wasn't answered here?

Call Us!

(800) 561-4887

Fill Out Our

Contact Form