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CPSC Warns Consumers to Immediately Stop Using Jangostor Water Beads Due to Chemical Toxicity Hazard, Violation of Federal Ban of Hazardous Substances; Sold on

Release Date: March 19, 2024
  • Jangostor Large Water Beads 11-ounce
    Jangostor Large Water Beads 11-ounce
  • Jangostor Large Water Beads 3.5-ounce
    Jangostor Large Water Beads 3.5-ounce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to immediately stop using Jangostor Large Water Beads. The large water beads contain levels of acrylamide in violation of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. If one of these large water beads is ingested, it can pose a risk of toxicity to children, causing adverse health effects.

CPSC is also aware of two incidents in which two-year-old children each required surgery to remove Jangostor Water Beads after ingesting them. Ingested water beads can grow inside the body. This can cause severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, intestinal blockages, or life-threatening injuries that can require surgery to remove the water beads.

Jangostor, located in China, has not agreed to an acceptable recall. Consumers who purchased the product will receive this notice directly.

The Jangostor Large Water Bead sets were sold online at from March 2017 through November 2023 for about $10. The product comes in two sizes: a bottle containing 11 ounces of large water beads, and a bag containing 3.5 ounces of large water beads. The large water beads are partially hydrated and come in eight colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and clear. The front of the packaging is yellow with “Jangostor” and “Large water beads” printed on the top left. The estimated number of pieces is printed on the left side in a red box; “Just add water” and “BOUNCY, Squishy, & Beautiful” are printed in a green box. “Made is China” is printed on a white sticker on the back of the container and the bag.

CPSC urges consumers to stop using Jangostor Large Water Beads immediately and dispose of the product in the trash.

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