Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Latest Consumer Recalls: Kids Water Balls

There's a recall out for lack of a better term, children's Water Balls.

Technically, they're "Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls" and the problem is that these Water-Absorbing Polymer Balls could be mistaken for candy by a small child.

These balls, if swallowed, can start absorbing fluids and expand to an uncomfortable size, 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."

They know this because of one incident so far. (That they're aware of.)

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CPSC posts all recalls on its website at www.cpsc.gov/recalls.

If you think you have this toy, head to the CPSC site and search for the item.  They have information on what to do with the product, who to call.

-Bruce
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Hi - sorry for the confirmation but I need to weed out the noise from the well intended comments. Thanks for leaving a note... - Bruce