Be Amazing! Science Ball Recall [Canada & US]

Canada HCSC RecallUS CPSC RecallUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Be Amazing! Toys recalls some Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls due to serious ingestion hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/nxBMJ; HCSC: http://ht.ly/nxDAV

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Be-Amazing-Toys-Recalls-Monster-Science-and-Super-Star-Science-Colossal-Water-Balls/

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

Additional information:Be Amazing! Toys Science Water Ball
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves water-absorbing polymer balls, 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.

According to the CPSC, 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. Due to their construction, the Toys do not show up on an x-ray and require surgery to be removed from the body.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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CPSC recall number: 13-254
HCSC ID number: RA-34791
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2337
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