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

  • Monster Science and Super Star Science! Colossal Water Balls
  • Water-absorbing polymer balls can grow to 400 times their original size.
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.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
July 31, 2013
Units:
About 14,200 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada
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. 

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

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

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.

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

Importer

Be Amazing! Toys, of Salt Lake City

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-254
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
For lifesaving information:
SaferProducts.gov