Consumers, especially parents of small children, are being warned about the potential hazards of some toys that grow when placed in water.
Two companies are recalling products over a serious ingestion hazard.
Be Amazing! toy manufacture Monster Science Growing Spider toy sets.
The spider "eggs" are water-absorbing polymer balls that can grow to eight times their original size. If 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 need surgery to be removed from the body.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Be Amazing! Toys for a refund.
This recall involves Monster Science Growing Spider toy sets, model number 7280. They were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from August 2011 to August 2013, Spirit Halloween stores nationwide from August 2011 to November 2011 and from August 2012 to November 2012, and Target stores nationwide from September to November 2012 for between $3 and $5.
Consumer with questions can call 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.
Second Company, Same Hazard
Another company called Eco-Novelty is also recalling a similar product: Jumbo Size and Jumbo Multipurpose Cosmo Beads. Cosmo Beads Jumbo Multipurpose came in three packets per set. Each packet contains beads in one size and comes in clear, dark purple and orange colors. The front of the Jumbo Multipurpose packet has a picture of flowers in a glass vase and the words “Deco Centerpiece: Toys-Games: Plant-Vacation watering.”
Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Eco-Novelty for a refund.The products were sold at Amazon.com, ifleemarket.com and crystalsoilusa.com from June 2011 through August 2013 for between $2 and $20.
Consumer can call Eco-Novelty Corp. at (231) 222-4200 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a link to the U.S. Consumer Produce Safety Commission for more information on these recalls and many more: http://www.cpsc.gov.