There are people all over the United States who this week may be looking for a few last-minute stocking-stuffers that will complete the gifts that will be given to younger people. It’s often the case that these last-minute gifts are small and inexpensive toys that can still be fun for children. Unfortunately, some of these toys are extremely dangerous, and a batch of small children’s toys have been recalled this week given the concerns that exist regarding choking and other problems for those who play with them. This is the time of year when more attention tends to be paid to these types of products.
Unfortunately, it’s possible that many people may have purchased one of these types of gifts for children in their lives that has now been recalled, which is why we’re going to lay out the details of this recall below so that anyone who may have purchased these products can take proper note. Anyone who has been harmed as a result of using any dangerous toy or any other product needs to obtain the help of California defective products lawyers as soon as possible.
The Water Balz Recall
This week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC and a company that’s based in Ohio and called Dunecraft announced the recall of nearly 95,000 ball toys. These ball toys are sold at about the size of a marble and they expand when they are placed in water. They were recalled for several reasons which will be detailed below.
First, the toys were recalled because they present a choking hazard to children when they are still the size of marbles. In addition, if they are somehow swallowed, they can expand up to 400 times their original size once they combine with the fluids that exist within a child’s body. Unfortunately, the makeup of these products is such that they cannot be seen on an X-ray. If they are swallowed and they expand, they can cause intestinal blockage that can lead to vomiting, severe abdominal pain and eventually to dehydration. One report of an eight-month-old girl in Texas who swallowed one of these balls and required surgery has already been released.
These water balls are available throughout the United States and they are sold under several different brand names. These brand names include Water Balz, Skulls, Orbs and Flower Toys. Another toy among them is named after the film “Despicable Me.” Anyone who has purchased these products for whatever reason should remove them from the reach of children as quickly as possible to make sure that no harm is done.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of using these or any other dangerous products, you need to seek the help of California defective products lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of consumers for nearly 20 years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.