Please Handle Your Balls Carefully While Exercising

The CPSC has issued a hazard warning for Bally Total Fitness, Everlast, Valeo, and Body Fit fitness balls, due to instances of overinflation “causing the user to fall to the floor”.

Although the manufacturer is technically recalling the balls, they will not be pulled from the market — because nothing is actually wrong with them. The company has simply beefed up the warning notices, included pretty stickers, and even a tape measure so you can, ahem, make sure your balls aren’t too big.

Our favorite part of the inflation warning is this: “Due to the ROUND BALL SHAPE… your ball could roll out from under the user.” No! Really!?

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

Feds: Watch out for exploding fitness balls [WSJ]