Zart Art — Discovery Giant Sensory Water Beads

Zart Art water expanding balls and packaging

Identifying features


What are the defects?

If used as a sensory toy, the unexpanded balls may be swallowed and create a gastrointestinal blockage as they expand in the gut.

What are the hazards?

If swallowed, the balls can become large enough to create a gastrointestinal blockage causing vomiting, severe discomfort and dehydration and may need to be surgically removed.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should cease using the Discovery Giant Sensory Water Beads as toys or playthings immediately. If consumers suspect their child has swallowed these water balls, they should seek medical attention immediately.

Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information consumers should contact Zart Art on 03 9890 1867 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm EST).

Traders who sold this product

Zart Art and various other toy stores

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 12 February 2015 - 4 February 2019

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission