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Product name Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" and Fabulous Flowers toys
Description This recall involves marble-sized toys that absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size. They were sold as Water Balz (round-shape), Growing Skulls (skull-shape), H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" (round-shape) and Fabulous Flowers (flower-shape). They 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. Name (model number) - Water Balz (BC-0338,) Growing Skulls (BC-0320,) H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" (DM-0447) and Fabulous Flowers (BC-0440.) 
Problem When the marble-sized toy 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. 
Distribution Water Balz and Growing Skulls - sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Five Below, Hobby Lobby, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Microcenter, Urban Outfitters Direct, Wegmans, other stores nationwide, online at,,, and other websites for about $3/package. The H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" - sold exclusively at Universal Studios stores for about $3/package. Fabulous Flowers - sold exclusively at Milaeger's in Racine, Wis. for about $3/package. 
Company Dunecraft Inc. 800-306-4168; web site 
Dates sold Water Balz and Growing Skulls (September 2010 through November 2012,) The H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" (June 2012) and Fabulous Flowers (June 2012 through November 2012.) 
Date posted 12/19/2012 
Additional information For additional information, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission news release at 

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