Exercise Ball Explodes

Dr. Duane Priddy, Plastic Failure Labs

Exercise balls are used extensively by people for exercising and rehabilitation and by athletes for strength training. Exercise balls should be manufactured to be burst resistant as rupture/explosion of a ball during use may result in serious personal injury. Unfortunately since 2000 there have been at least 47 injuries reported due to exploding exercise balls. Our experts have worked on several different litigations involving injuries to people caused by defectively manufactured exercise balls. Our experts used material analysis, burst testing, flaw sensitivity testing, and computer modeling to identify and confirm the defects.

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