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Vivitar Recalls Hot/Cold Massage Balls Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

  • Recalled hot/cold massage balls
  • Vivitar massage ball label
Name of Product:
Hot/cold massage balls
Hazard:

The massage balls can leak or rupture during or after microwaving, posing a burn hazard to consumers.  

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
April 04, 2019
Units:
About 60,000
Consumer Contact

Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.target.com and 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.

Recall Details

Description:

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
F19-MB-TL MID# 1940918 681066474037
F19-MB-LP MID# 1940918 681066305645
F19-MB-LV MID# 1940918 681066182475
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled massage balls and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 84 reports of massage balls bursting during microwaving, including 17 reports of burns to various parts of the body. 

Sold Exclusively At

Target stores nationwide from December 2018 through February 2019 for about $5.

Manufacturer(s):

Sakar International dba; Vivitar, of Edison, N.J.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
19-099
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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