A bit of background: My wife and I are pensioners. We live alone. We have had no children playing in the house for decades. We have had no pets in the house for decades. The house is kept sparkling clean. I spent 30 years as an Electro-Mechanical engineer in the Royal Navy. I was a Fellow of the Society of Electronic and Electrical engineers until a few years ago. We have never used air fresheners with balls in them. There is no possibility whatsoever of this ball being sucked up around the house. I have never met, or been in contact with, renderking prior to this. I have no idea where he lives and he has no idea where I live. I had not even opened the container when the ball fell out - only disconnected it from the upright.
Perhaps someone can explain how two people, who have never been in contact before (and who still do not know each other), have had exactly the same experience, some years apart, with exactly the same size and colour ball, both balls being made of the same plastic and both seemingly falling out of a Dyson when the collector was disconnected from the upright (I am assuming that was renderkill's girlfriend's experience but, if not, could he clarify please)? Coincidence? Not a chance! I'm beginning to think a small oriental person in the factory was popping a small ball inside DC07s on a random basis and that Sir James will be coming on-line shortly to tell renderkill and I that we have found the equivalent of the Cadbury's Golden Egg!
Despite their own possibly negative experiences of this can the experienced forum contributers ask around to see if any of their contacts in Dyson have ever come across this before?