Unfortunately, this also often applies to so-called anti-burst balls, which are carelessly advertised as being safe from bursting.
The term anti-burst or anti-burst system is not protected. It is therefore often misleadingly used by manufacturers who are not producing guaranteed burst proof balls in the true sense. Their balls can still burst in case of a damage during use which is dangerous to the user's health if he or she suddenly falls to the ground.
Prevailing case law (see liability issue https://openjur.de/u/354693.html) delegates the explicit responsibility to the professional user to use burst proof gymnastic balls for his customers or patients (in the verdict designated as “berstsicher”)
A promotional claim alone does not provide you with any protection. The liability risk remains with you even after the damage has been settled with your insurance. The insurance still can recourse several years after the settlement, if evidently no burst proof ball was used. Make sure to get this proof through our guarantee and the use of an Original ABS® Exercise Ball.
TOGU invented the burst proof gymnastic ball with a special material mix (Pat. No.4434889.4, U.S.Pat.No.5766707) under the brand name ABS® and further developed it for all areas of use, ranging from the play equipment to the training device for top athletes. The difference: TOGU guarantees burst proof safety as the only provider of the safest alternative on the market.
How you profit twice: You protect the health of your customers while we assume the liability risk for you as a manufacturer located in Germany at the same time.
For intensive and permanent use we recommend to you to replace the balls after 2 years maximum. It is best to mark your balls with the date of first use.
The Original ABS® balls are the only gymnastic balls with the AGR seal of approval: tested and recommended by the Forum: Gesunder Rücken – besser leben e.V. and the Federal Association of German Back Schools (BdR) e.V.