Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science Growing Spiders Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

The marble-sized, water-absorbing spider eggs included in this toy can be mistaken for candy by a child. If swallowed, the spider eggs can expand inside the body and block the intestine and can be life-threatening.

Recall date: September 10, 2013
Recall number: 13-279
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  • 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

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    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.

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    Back side of the Monster Science Growing Spider packaging.

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Water-absorbing polymer balls 

Hazard:

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.

Consumer Contact:

Be Amazing! Toys toll-free at (877) 798-9795, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.beamazingtoys.com, then click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information. 

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Recall Details

Units

About 26,500

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.

Incidents/Injuries

None 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.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Be Amazing! Toys for a refund.

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 from September to November 2012 for between $3 and $5.

Importer

Be Amazing! Toys, of Salt Lake City

Manufactured in

China

  • 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.