Eco-Novelty Recalls Cosmo Beads Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

Eco-Novelty Recalls Cosmo Beads Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard
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September 10, 2013

Eco-Novelty has announced a recall of approximately 3,500 Jumbo Size and Jumbo Multipurpose Cosmo Beads toys.

The hard and colorful water-absorbing polymer balls can be easily mistaken for candy by a child. If a bead is ingested, it can expand up to the size of a racquetball and can cause intestinal obstructions inside a child's body, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys need surgery to be removed from the body. Similar toys have not shown up on x-rays.

Cosmo Beads Jumbo Size were sold as single packets of beads in various colors: clear, green, purple, red and mixed colors. Each packet contains a variety of bead sizes. The front of the Jumbo Size package has a picture of a hand holding two water balls and the words 'Grows up to 600X (1.5") Size.'

Cosmo Beads Jumbo Multipurpose came in three packets per set. Each packet contains beads in one size and comes in clear, dark purple and orange colors. The front of the Jumbo Multipurpose packet has a picture of flowers in a glass vase and the words 'Deco Centerpiece: Toys-Games: Plant-Vacation watering.'

The recalled Cosmo Beads were sold through, and from June 2011 through August 2013.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Eco-Novelty for a refund.

For additional information on this recall, contact Eco-Novelty Corp. at 231-222-4200, or send an email to