Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Be Amazing! Toys have jointly recalled the Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls (Water-absorbing Polymer Balls) by Be Amazing! Toys with the following model numbers: #7255 and #7704.
If swallowed, the toy can expand, causing a blockage in the small intestine, which could lead to severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration. Although the toys may not show up on an X-ray, ingesting a ball could be life threatening.
While there have been no reported incidents in Canada, in the U.S. a similar product was ingested and needed to be surgically removed from an 8-month-old's stomach.
Customers are advised to remove the toy immediately and 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 for a refund. Alternately, customers may visit the company's website for more information.