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Decathlon USA recalls swiss balls

The exercise balls can burst unexpectedly

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Decathlon USA of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling about 510 Domyos Swiss balls.

The exercise balls can unexpectedly burst, causing the user to fall to the floor, posing an injury hazard.

The company has received 26 reports of the balls unexpectedly bursting, resulting in six injuries worldwide, including bruises, scratches, and fractures. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the U.S.

This recall involves Decathlon’s Domyos swiss balls, also referred to as pilates balls or gymnastics gymballs, with model numbers 8529175, 8529176 and 8529177.

The balls are used for exercising and were sold in blue, bordeaux, and gray colors.

They 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.

The balls, manufactured in China, were sold at Decathlon stores nationwide and online at www.decathlon.com from February 2019, through March 2020, for about $20.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swiss balls and contact Decathlon for a refund in the form of a store credit for the amount equal to the purchase price. Decathlon is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Decathlon USA toll-free at (866) 480-3565 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at www.decathlon.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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