Several Children's 'Stocking Stuffers' Recalled Due to Ingestion Hazard

Several Children's 'Stocking Stuffers' Recalled Due to Ingestion Hazard
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Dunecraft Inc. is recalling more than 95,000 small children's toys including Water Balz, Growing Skulls, 'Despicable Me' H2O Orbs and Fabulous Flowers due to risk of ingestion and internal injury.

The marble-sized toys are designed to absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size. The toys were sold in packages of six in green, yellow, red, blue and black colors. 'Dunecraft,' the name of the toy and the model number are printed on the toy's packaging.

When one or more of the toys is ingested, it expands inside the body and causes a blockage in the small intestine, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys do not show up on an x-ray and require surgery to be removed from the body.

The following model numbers are affected:

  • Water Balz – Model Number BC-0338
  • Growing Skulls – Model Number BC-0320
  • H2O Orbs 'Despicable Me' – Model Number DM-0447
  • Fabulous Flowers – Model Number BC-0440

The Water Balz and Growing Skulls were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Five Below, Hobby Lobby, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Microcenter, Urban Outfitters, Wegmans and other stores nationwide and online at, and other websites from September 2010 through November 2012.

The 'Despicable Me' H2O Orbs were sold exclusively at Universal Studios stores during June 2012, and the Fabulous Flowers were sold exclusively at Milaeger's in Racine, WI from June 2012 through November 2012.

Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Dunecraft for a free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Dunecraft toll-free at 800-306-4168.