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Target Recalls Massage Balls Due to Burn Hazard

Target Recalls Massage Balls Due to Burn Hazard

April 5, 2019 — Target has recalled about 60,000 of the Vivitar® Hot/Cold Massage Balls because they can leak and cause burn injuries to consumers.

The manufacturer has received 84 reports of massage balls bursting during microwaving, including 17 reports of people who suffered burn injuries to various parts of the body.

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

The recall involves Vivitar® Hot/Cold Massage Balls, sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from December 2018 through February 2019 for about $5.

The 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.

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

The following products are included in the recall:

Model Number Date Code UPC
F19-MB-TL MID# 1940918 681066474037
F19-MB-LP MID# 1940918 681066305645
F19-MB-LV MID# 1940918 681066182475

For more information, contact Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “Sports/Fitness/Outdoors” — or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page.

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