Product Recalls

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall w/Health Canada


Recall Date: July 31, 2013

Recall Number: 13-254

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


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall Summary


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

Consumer Contact:
Be Amazing! Toys toll-free at (877) 798-9795, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. 


Recall Details


Units: About 14,200 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada

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.

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

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 

Manufactured in: China 


Note: Health Canada's press release is available at

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34791r-eng.php

 




             


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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


Recall Date: September 10, 2013

Recall Number: 13-279

Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science Growing Spiders Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard 


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall Summary


Name of Product: Water-Absorbing Polymer Balls 


Hazard: The soft and colorful product can be 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

Consumer Contact:
 Be Amazing! Toys toll-free at (877) 798-9795, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. 


Recall Details


Units: About 26,500.


Description: This recall involves Monster Science Growing Spider toy sets, with model number 7280 for product sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Spirit Halloween, and Target Stores.   The sets contain marble-sized polymer ball "spider eggs" that can  absorb from 300 to 800 times their weight in water and can grow up to eight times their original size.   The sets consist of one polymer spider and three "spider eggs."  The Be Amazing! Toys star logo and the word Monster Science Growing Spider, Ages 8+, Just drop in water, Grow Giant Spider Eggs and Eggs Grow Up to 8X Original Size are printed on the front of the packaging.  The model number is on the bottom of the back of the packaging.  The front and back of the packaging have warnings not to use the toy without adult supervision.


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.

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


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 September to November 2012 for between $3 and $5.


Importer: Be Amazing! Toys, of Salt Lake City 


Manufactured in: China

 

 



 

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