Doug Landau and his clients use FITNESS BALLS for therapy, exercise and rehabilitation; Three Million Balls Recalled after Bursting

At ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., Melissa sometimes works while sitting on a physio ball
At ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., Melissa sometimes works while sitting on a physio ball

Victims of negligently inflicted sports injury often seek to recapture their former fitness through aggressive physical and occupational therapy. Loudoun, Leesburg and Fairfax injury lawyer Doug Landau, like his clients, uses fitness balls for fitness, strength training and flexibility. However, it has come to the attention of the ABRAMS LANDAU staff that about three million fitness balls sold in department stores and sporting good retailers nationwide have been voluntarily recalled. This recall follows 47 reports that the fitness balls unexpectedly burst, in some cases causing injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The balls — carrying the names Bally Total Fitness, Everlast, Valeo and Body Fit – were distributed by EB Brands of Yonkers, NY and made in China. They were sold between May 2000 and February 2009 for between $15 and $30. The 55-, 65- and 75-centimeter sizes are involved in the recall, and were sold with a pump and inflation instructions. The CPSC believes the balls burst because they were over-inflated. Consumers should contact EB Brands by calling 800-624-5671 in order to receive updated inflation instructions. If you or someone you know was injured by a defective or dangerous sports product, please call us at once at 703-796-9555.

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