Recall: Hot/cold Massage Balls
On 2019-04-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Hot/cold Massage Balls due to a potential Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2018 for about $5.
About 60,000 units are involved in this Sakar International dba; Vivitar massage balls recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Infant, Crib & Stroller Toys category in 2019.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The massage balls can leak or rupture during or after microwaving, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Vivitar Hot/Cold Massage Balls. The massage balls are teal, light pink or lavender and come in a package of two balls - one smooth ball and one with raised bumps. The name "Vivitar," model number, date code, and UPC can be found on the bottom of the product packaging. The date code can also be found on the smooth ball.
|Model Number||Date Code||UPC|
These items were sold new+ at Target stores nationwide from December 2018 through February 2019 for about $5.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled massage balls and return them to any Target store for a full refund.
Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online atwww.target.comand click on "Recalls" at the bottom of the page, then on "Sports/Fitness/Outdoors" for more information or the "Product Recalls" tab on Target's Facebook page.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 84 reports of massage balls bursting during microwaving, including 17 reports of burns to various parts of the body.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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