Be Amazing! Toys is recalling approximately 26,500 sets of its Monster Science Growing Spider toy sets for ingestion hazards.
The main concern are the water-absorbing polymer balls that are called “spider eggs” in the packaging. 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.
See the model numbers included in the recall at the CPSC website.
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.
The company is offering refunds to customers. The toys were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from August 2011 to August 2013, Spirit Halloween stores nationwide from August 2011 to November 2011 and from August 2012 to November 2012, and Target stores nationwide September to November 2012 for between $3 and $5.
Contact the company at: (877) 798-9795 or online at www.beamazingtoys.com, then click on Safety Recall.