According to a report by the United States Consumer Protection Safety Commission
(CPSC), about 14,200 Colossal Water Ball products have been recalled in
the United States along with 1,200 in Canada. The marble-sized toys were
manufactured in China and imported by Be Amazing! Toys, a company based
in Salt Lake City.
The water-absorbing polymer balls were sold in two varieties: Monster Science
Colossal Water Balls and Super Star Science! Colossal Water Balls. Their
model numbers were #7255 and #7704, respectively. Each Monster Science
package comes with eight balls of various colors and “Growth Powder.”
Super Star Science! packages contain five balls of various colors. The
name of the toy, a star logo, and a warning are printed on the front of
the packaging. Model numbers can be found on the back.
Although no injury incidents were reported, the products were determined
to pose an ingestion hazard. The small balls can grow up to 400 times
their original size and obstruct a child’s intestinal tract. A similar
product was ingested by an eight-month-old girl and had to be surgically removed.
The products were sold nationwide at various specialty retailers and on
popular online shopping sites from September 2010 through November 2012.
If you or your child has suffered an injury due to a faulty product, you
have every right to seek compensation from the liable company. You also
have a duty to your fellow citizens in preventing irresponsible companies
from selling potentially dangerous products. Get in touch with the
San Jose defective product attorneys at Van Der Walde & Associates. We’ll fight with you to make