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Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs “Despicable Me” and Fabulous Flowers toys

Description: This recall involves 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. "Dunecraft," the name of the toy and the model number are printed on the toy's packaging. Name Model Number Amount Recalled Water Balz BC-0338 81,000 Growing Skulls BC-0320 11,850 H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" DM-0447 1,800 Fabulous Flowers BC-0440 36 [Learn More]

About 94,700 in the United States and 600 in Canada units were affected by this recall.

Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs
Dunecraft Recalls Water Balz, Skulls, Orbs and Flower Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

Water Balz. Water Balz grow to 400 times their original size

Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs “Despicable Me” and Fabulous Flowers toys Recall Information

Country of OriginChina and United States
Recall Date12/17/2012
Recall ID1270
Recall Number13071
Product TypeToys
HazardWhen 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.
InjuriesThe firm received one report of an 8-month-old girl from Humble, Texas who ingested a Water Balz and suffered an intestinal obstruction in August 2011. The Water Balz had to be surgically removed.
RemedyConsumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Dunecraft for a free replacement toy.
Remedy OptionReplace
ContactDunecraft Inc.; at (800) 306-4168, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on the recall tab for more information.
Last Updated07/31/2015
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