The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product safety database at A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at


Units: About 94,700 in the United States and 600 in Canada

Importer: Dunecraft Inc., of Cleveland

Hazard: When the toy is ingested, it expands inside the body and causes a blockage in the small intestine, which can result in severe pain, vomiting, dehydration and death. The toys do not show up on an X-ray and require surgery to be removed.

Description: The marble-sized toys absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size. They were sold as Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs “Despicable Me” and Fabulous Flowers in packages of six in green, yellow, red, blue and black.

Sold at: Water Balz and Growing Skulls were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Five Below, Hobby Lobby, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Microcenter, Urban Outfitters Direct, Wegmans and other stores nationwide, and online at,,, and other websites from September 2010 through November 2012 for about $3 per package. The H2O Orbs “Despicable Me” were sold exclusively at Universal Studios stores during June 2012 for about $3 per package. Fabulous Flowers were sold exclusively at Milaeger’s in Racine, Wis., from June through November 2012 for about $3 per package.

Remedy: Contact Dunecraft for a replacement.

Contact: Call 800-306-4168 or visit