Monster Science Colossal Water Balls and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls by Be Amazing! Toys

Starting date:
July 31, 2013

Posting date:
July 31, 2013

Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall

Subcategory:
Children's Products, Toys

Source of recall:
Health Canada

Issue:
Product Safety

Audience:
General Public

Identification number:
RA-34791


Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Be Amazing! Toys.

Affected products
Monster Science Colossal Water Balls and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls (Water-absorbing Polymer Balls) by Be Amazing! Toys
Product 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 assorted colors: blue, green, orange, purple, red, yellow or clear. The "Be Amazing! Toys" star logo is printed on the front of each product's packaging. The model numbers are printed on the back of the packaging.
Hazard identified

When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it expands inside the body and causes a blockage in the small intestine, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys do not show up on an X-ray and may require surgery to be removed from the body.

The soft and colorful product can be easily mistaken by a child for candy. The Consumer Product Safety Commission in the United States is aware of one incident with a similar water-absorbing polymer ball product in which an 8-month-old ingested a polymer ball and it had to be surgically removed.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 1,200 units of the recalled products have been sold in Canada and about 14,200 have been sold in the United States at various retailers and websites.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2010 to November 2012. (Canadian distributor may have been distributing up to the present)
Place of origin

Manufactured in China.
Companies

Manufacturer
Be Amazing! Toys
Salt Lake City
Utah
UNITED STATES

What you should do

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

Consumers may contact Be Amazing! Toys toll-free at 1-877-798-9795 or direct 1-301-895-4531, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the company online at www.beamazingtoys.com, and then click on "Safety Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information.