February 16, 2006
Alert #06-529


The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.

Name of Product: Pilates Balls

Units: About 8,300

Distributors: abc distributing LLC., of North Miami, Fla.

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 firm has received one report of a minor injury.

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: Catalog and online sales nationwide from August 2005 through September 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 abc distributing toll-free at (866) 736-3654 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by e-mail at ball.pilates@abcdistributing.com, or visit their Web site at www.abcdistributing.com


Picture of Recalled Pilates Ball