September 11, 2013: Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science Growing Spiders
What’s the Deal?
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 need surgery to be removed from the body. Although the product is meant for children age 8 and older, the 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.
Do You Own It?
This recall involves Monster Science Growing Spider toy sets, model number 7280. 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 words 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.
The stuffed animals were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country stores nationwide from August 2011 to August 2013, at Spirit Halloween stores nationwide from August 2011 to November 2011 and August 2012 to November 2012, and at Target stores nationwide from September to November 2012 for between $3 and $5.
What Should You Do?
Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Be Amazing! Toys for a refund.
You can call Be Amazing! Toys toll-free at (877) 798-9795 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Visit the firm’s website www.beamazingtoys.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
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