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Water-absorbing polymer balls

Description: 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. [Learn More]

About 26,500 units were affected by this recall.

Water-absorbing polymer balls
Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science Growing Spiders Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

Front side of the Monster Science Growing Spider with monster “spider eggs” packaging. The eggs are water-absorbing polymer balls that can grow to eight times their original size. Products sold by Target and Cracker Barrel do not have the “Spirit” name on. Back side of the Monster Science Growing Spider packaging.

Water-absorbing polymer balls Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date09/10/2013
Recall ID1455
Recall Number13279
Product TypeToy Balls
HazardThe 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.
InjuriesNone reported. 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.
RemedyConsumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Be Amazing! Toys for a refund.
Remedy OptionRefund
ContactBe Amazing! Toys toll-free at (877) 798-9795, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at, then click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
Last Updated04/24/2015
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