Buffalo Games recalls water beads activity kits

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An ingested water bead can pose a choking hazard

Buffalo Games of Buffalo, N.Y., is recalling about 52,000 Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kits.

If a water bead is ingested, it expands and can pose ingestion, choking and intestinal obstruction hazards, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and a risk of death.

The firm has received one report of a 10-month-old child’s death from swallowing the recalled water beads in July 2023 in Wisconsin.

Buffalo Games also received a report that a 9-month-old child was seriously injured in November 2022 in Maine from swallowing the water beads which caused an intestinal obstruction requiring surgery to remove them.

This recall involves the Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kit.

On the front of the purple container, the label states Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kit. It includes: 2 ounces of “jumbo” water beads and 6 ounces of “regular” water beads.

Along with a clear container and lid, there are five small toy fish, a scissor scoop, tweezers, a scoop with a handle, 10 activity cards and instructions.

The activity kits, which come in a purple box with UPC Number 079346627035 on the back, were manufactured in China and sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from March through November 2022 for about $15.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using and take away the recalled water beads from children.

Contact Buffalo Games for a full refund and instructions on how to return the product in a prepaid mailing package supplied by the firm, or return the product to any Target store.

Consumers may contact Buffalo Games toll-free at (800) 637-0732 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at beadrecall@buffalogames.com, or online at https://chuckleandroar.com/recall for more information

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