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.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: Tháng Bảy 31, 2013
Recall number: 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.

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Water-Absorbing Polymer Balls 

Hazard:

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.

Consumer Contact:

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. 

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

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

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

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

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.

Remedy

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

Sold at

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.

Importer

Be Amazing! Toys, of Salt Lake City

Manufactured in

China

  • Monster Science and Super Star Science! Colossal Water Balls

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