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Dunecraft Water Balz, Flowers, Skulls, and Orbs Toys Recalled: An Ingestion Hazard

Water Balz: One of the recalled Dunecraft products.
Water Balz: One of the recalled Dunecraft products.

December 17, 2012.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Dunecraft, has issued a recall of nearly 95,300 toys.

These products are marble-sized toys which then expand when in contact with water up to 400 times their size. They were sold as Water Balz, Fabulous Flowers, Growing Skulls, and  “Despicable Me” H2O Orbs that were sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. According to the CPSC, the toys pose a hazard as they can be swallowed and then expand inside the body, causing a serious issue if ingested. There has been one reported incident to date, in which the product had to be surgically removed due to becoming lodged in the consumer’s small intestine.

Consumers should immediately stop the use of these toys and should contact Dunecraft for a free replacement toy. Call Dunecraft toll-free at (800) 306-4168 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday or go online at

For more information on the recalled products, visit CPSC.

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