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Massage balls recalled due to burn hazard

(WPTA21) — Around 60,000 massage balls are being recalled due to a burn hazard.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves Vivitar Hot/Cold Massage Balls. The recall was announced after 84 reports of massage balls bursting during microwaving, including 17 reports of burns to various parts of the body.

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

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

Anyone with questions should 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” for more information or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page.

Jacob Burbrink

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