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Eco-Novelty Recalls Jumbo Size and Jumbo Multipurpose Cosmo Beads Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

Date: 
September 10, 2013
Brand: 
Eco-Novelty
Sold At: 

Authorized Specialized dealers nationwide from July 2011 through January 2013 for between $990 to $11,000.

Problem:

The hard and colorful toy can be easily mistaken for candy by a child. When the bead is ingested, it expands 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.

Product Numbers Recalled: 
About 3,500
If You Own This Product: 

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

Consumer Contact: 

Eco Novelty Corp. at (231) 222-4200 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail admin@econoveltycorp.com.

Incidents/Injuries: 

None reported. CPSC is aware of one incident where an 8-month-old girl ingested a similar water-absorbing polymer ball that had to be surgically removed. 

Manufactured In: 
China

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