Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

The marble-sized, water-absorbing toy can expand inside the body and block the intestine. If these toys are swallowed, it can be life-threatening.

Fecha del retiro: julio 31, 2013
Número del retiro: 13-254
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  • Monster Science and Super Star Science! Colossal Water Balls

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    Monster Science and Super Star Science! Colossal Water Balls

  • Water-absorbing polymer balls can grow to 400 times their original size.

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    Water-absorbing polymer balls can grow to 400 times their original size.

Resumen del retiro

Nombre del producto:

Water-Absorbing Polymer Balls 

Riesgo:

The soft and colorful product can be easily mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys do not show up on an x-ray and require surgery to be removed from the body.

Contacto para los consumidores:

Be Amazing! Toys toll-free at (877) 798-9795, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.beamazingtoys.com, then click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information. 

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Detalles del retiro

En conjunción con

https://rsam.healthycanadians.gc.ca/manage_awr/edit_awr/34791/en.
Unidades

About 14,200 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada

Descripción

This recall involves marble-sized toys that absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size. They were sold as Monster Science Colossal Water Balls (model #7255) and Super Star Science! Colossal Water Balls (model #7704). Monster Science packages contain eight balls and “Growth Powder.” Super Star Science! packages contain five balls. The balls were sold in an assortment of blue, green, orange, purple, red, yellow or clear colors.  The “Be Amazing! Toys” star logo, “Ages 8+”, the name of the toy, “Colossal Water Balls” and a warning not to use without adult supervision are on the front of each product’s packaging. Model numbers are printed on the back of the packaging.

Incidentes/Lesiones

None reported. CPSC is aware of one incident with a similar water-absorbing polymer ball product in which an 8-month-old girl ingested the ball and it had to be surgically removed.

Remedio

Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Be Amazing! Toys for a refund.

Vendido en

Specialty retailers and education centers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BeAmazingToys.com and WorldMarket.com from September 2010 through November 2012 for about $3 per package.

Importado por

Be Amazing! Toys, of Salt Lake City

Fabricación en

China

  • Monster Science and Super Star Science! Colossal Water Balls

  • Water-absorbing polymer balls can grow to 400 times their original size.