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So I know how we all like to sit on our exercise balls, and I loved to sit on mine up until a day ago, that is until it decided to explode while I was sitting on it! I have no idea how it could have exploded, but it seriously split in half and down I went right on my bum. I really didn't think that was possible, but watch out if you bought your's from target.
 

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OH NO!! Glad you're okay!<br>
I'm sitting on mine right now, aaaack! It's the only seat that keeps me from getting all stiff!
 

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I can't go without it so I'm going to buy a better one today, it really helps with sciatic nerve pain. When it happened I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, luckily I landed on carpet and only bruised my tailbone a little.
 

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Just and FYI.....here in Dallas they ran a story on the news last week about a guy at a local gym where the exercise ball popped on him. He was doing free weights while reclining on the ball and it popped and he ended up breaking both arms. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
They....the gym....commented that they have had problems with the more inexpensive balls popping and that they throwing them away in favor of the more expensive ones. Yikes!!<br><br><br>
Just an FYI Be careful mammas!!
 

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Not in your ddc, but try to find a burst resistant ball. Instead of exploding, they SHOULD stop themselves from tearing so fast so it deflates slowly. Hope that helps <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> This has always been a weird fear of mine, lol
 

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Oh my! I have two cheapies and I use them on a hardwood floor.<br><br>
I hope my white one doesn't burst leaving me with turquoise - it would look horrible in here and force me into another (possibly costly) purchase that dh would not understand.<br><br>
I am glad you are okay.
 

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I am so sorry that happened! You are making me feel much better about forking out the money for a more expensive one. It has lasted so well. It actually does say burst resistant on it. I bounced my last baby to sleep at least twice a day for over 9 months on it and it has been a trooper. Fit Ball Brand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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I've been using the same cheap one from gagmart 3+ times a day to bounce DS to sleep for the last 17 months... plus all the pregnancy bouncing before he was born.... probably time to invest in a new one.
 

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That's pretty scary and sounds painful too!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 
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