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2013-08-01

Recall - Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls (Water-absorbing Polymer Balls) marketed by Be Amazing

The following recall notice is from HSWRecalled Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls (Water-absorbing Polymer Balls) marketed by Be Amazing! Toys pose a serious health hazard to young children
Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report of a recall involving Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls (Water-absorbing Polymer Balls) marketed by Be Amazing! Toys.

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.

See Products tab for specifics on the affected item (including additional photos).

The soft and colourful 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.

The recalled products were sold at various retailers and websites from September 2010 to November 2012. (Canadian distributor may have been distributing up to the present).

Corrective Action: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.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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