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RECALL: Water Balz Recalled for Ingestion Hazard

Water Balz, a marble-sized toy, is being recalled for ingestion hazard.

RECALL: Water Balz Recalled for Ingestion Hazard

Dunecraft is recalling Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" and Fabulous Flowers toys for a serious ingestion hazard.

The toys are "marble-sized toys that absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size. They were sold as Water Balz (round-shape), Growing Skulls (skull-shape), H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" (round-shape) and Fabulous Flowers (flower-shape). They were sold in packages of six in green, yellow, red, blue and black colors" according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice.

When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand in the body and cause blockages 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."

The toys were sold at Bed Bath and Beyond, Five Below, Hobby Lobby, Urban Outfitters Direct, Wegmans and other stores nationwide, as well as online at amazon.com and more between September 2010 through November 2012.

Consumers should contact Dunecraft for a free replacement toy. Consumers can contact Dunecraft at 800-306-4168 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.or online at www.dunecraft.com.

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