"Growing" toy recalled for swallowing hazard

Source: cpsc.gov
Source: cpsc.gov

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall on Monday.

The recall on the toys made by Dunecraft are Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" and Fabulous Flowers toys.

These toys are supposed to grow to 400 times its size when it absorbs water.

If the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand inside the body and cause 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 require surgery to be removed from the body.

Dunecraft received one report of an 8 month old girl from Humble, Texas who ingested a Water Balz and suffered an intestinal obstruction in August 2011. The Water Balz had to be surgically removed.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

If you currently have one of these toys, you can contact Dunecraft Inc. at (800) 306-4168, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.dunecraft.com and click on the recall tab for more information.

Dunecraft Inc. will replace the recalled toy for a safe, free toy.

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