This recall involves marble-sized toys that absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size. Due to risks associated with swallowing these toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Dunecraft, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products: Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs “Despicable Me” and Fabulous Flowers 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 require surgery to be removed from the body.
Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Dunecraft at (800) 306-4168, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.dunecraft.com, for a free replacement toy. For more information and pictures of the items, read the complete CPSC recall statement.