Zart Art — Discovery Giant Sensory Water Beads

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Product description

The beads expand when water is added, reaching 3cm in diameter. The balls are used for flower arranging, soil wetting and decoration. The beads are also used by children as a sensory toy.

When expanded, the lifespan of the balls is two years.
Zart Art water expanding balls and packaging
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Why the product is recalled

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

What the hazards are to consumers

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 consumers should 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

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Responsible regulator

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