Target Massage Balls Recalled After 17 People BurnedApril 5, 2019 — Target has recalled approximately 60,000 microwaveable massage balls after 17 people were burned when the balls leaked hot liquid.

The recall involves approximately 60,000 of the Vivitar® Hot/Cold Massage Balls that were sold exclusively at Target.

There have ben 84 reports of massage balls exploding while they were being microwaved, including 17 reports of people who were burned on various parts of their body, according to the manufacturer.

The recall was issued because the massage balls can leak or break open during or after microwaving, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The massage balls were sold at Target stores nationwide between December 2018 and February 2019 for about $5.

They were sold in a 2-pack, with one smooth ball and one ball with raised bumps, in colors such as teal, light pink or lavender.

The balls can be identified by the name “Vivitar,” model number, date code, and UPC printed on the bottom of the package.

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

The products can be identified by the following information:

Model NumberDate CodeUPC
F19-MB-TLMID# 1940918681066474037
F19-MB-LPMID# 1940918681066305645
F19-MB-LVMID# 1940918681066182475

Consumers with questions may 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.

Alternatively, consumers can click on the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page.

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