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Dunecraft Inc. issued a voluntary recall of toys in the U.S. and Canada, in conjunction with the CPSC because they pose an ingestion hazard to small children.

When the marble-size toys absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size, therefore when if ingested it expands and causes a blockage which can be life threatening. The toys don’t show up on x-ray and require surgical removal. To date, the company has received one report of a young child ingesting one of the toys and had to have it surgically removed.

They were sold as Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H20 Orbs “Despicable Me” and Fabulous Flowers toys.


Model Number

Amount Recalled

Water Balz



Growing Skulls



H2O Orbs "Despicable Me"



Fabulous Flowers



The recalled toys were sold at several retail outlets including Bed Bath and Beyond, Hobby Lobby, Wegmans and more. They were also sold online at Urban Outfitters and more. For a complete list, refer to the CPSC News Release.

Consumers are urged to take the recalled toys from children and to contact the company for a free replacement. For more information, call Dunecraft Inc. at (800) 306-4168 or visit them online at

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