January 10, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Pilates Balls
Units: About 34,600
Distributors: LTD Commodities, of Bannockburn, Ill, and its subsidiary, The Lakeside Collection, of Lincolnshire, Ill.
Hazard: The plastic black clips at the end of the rubber tubing can come apart when in use. In addition, the grommet used to hold the black rubber tubing could separate from the nylon webbing. Consumers using the pilates balls could fall and be hit by pieces that separate.
Incidents/Injuries: The firms have received four reports of minor bodily injuries.
Description: The inflatable pilates balls are blue with black handles. They are about 26-inches in diameter when inflated. They are sold with a blue air pump.
Sold by: Catalogs nationwide from August 2005 through September 1, 2005 for about $9.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these pilates balls and contact the firm to obtain instructions on how to receive free replacement handles. All consumers who purchased these Pilates balls were notified directly about the recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact either LTD Commodities toll-free at (866) 736-3654 or The Lakeside Collection toll-free at (866) 847-4327 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit their web sites at www.ltdcommodities.com or www.lakeside.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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