Vivitar Recalls Massage Balls After 84 Burst, Burning 17

Vivitar has announced a recall of its Hot/Cold Massage Balls products. In the press release, issued through the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, the company reveals that as of April 04, 2019, it had received 84 reports of the balls leaking after being microwaved. In 17 of those incidents, burns were reportedly suffered.

Vivitar Recalls Hot-Cold Massage Balls Due to Burn Hazard
Vivitar pulls its Hot/Cold Massage Balls product from Target after dozens rupture and 17 people report suffering burns.

The massage balls were made by Sakar International and sold only at Target. Costing around $5 for a set of 2, the balls were on store shelves as recently as February.

The balls were sold in 2-packs of one smooth ball and one textured ball. Available colors included:

  • Teal
  • Light pink
  • Lavender

If you think you might have these in your home, check your packaging for the name “Vivitar” and your balls’ model number, date code, and UPC. Vivitar says the date code is reprinted on the smooth ball of the set.

The following model numbers are covered:

  • F19-MB-TL
  • F19-MB-LP
  • F19-MB-LV