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Recalls from the CPSC  

Friday, April 17, 2009

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Here's one you may not have heard about yet:


Fitness Balls Recalled by EB Brands Due to Fall Hazard; New Assembly Instructions Provided

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 Web site at www.ebbrands.com

To see this recall on CPSC's website, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09196.html


And this one:

Toy Maracas Recalled by Tupperware U.S. Due to Choking and Suffocation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Shape-O Toy Maracas

Units: About 44,000

Importer: Tupperware U.S. Inc., of Orlando, Fla.

Hazard: The maracas can break and expose small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the handle poses a suffocation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Tupperware has received two reports of maracas breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves blue and red toy maracas with yellow handles. The maracas were used by Tupperware representatives during sales presentations. Cut-outs in the shape of stars, squares and other geometric figures are located inside the maraca.

Sold by: Tupperware's Holiday 2007 and Spring 2008 product catalogs from September 2007 through April 2008 for between $5.50 and $11.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers and Tupperware sales consultants should immediately stop using the maracas and return them to Tupperware for a refund or gift certificate. Maraca return forms can be accessed at www.tupperware.com

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tupperware at (888) 887-9273 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tupperware.com

To see this recall on CPSC's website, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09195.html

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