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Toys made with small polymer balls pose a hazard to children

Toys made with small polymer balls pose a hazard to children

Colorful, small toy balls and beads made of superabsorbent polymer can pose a safety hazard to children if they are ingested.

These polymer balls expand dramatically in water. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued one recall (for Dunecraft Water Balz), but many other products using the balls remain on the market, in toys as well as in household products.

For more details, watch the video above and read our report “Polymer Balls Raise Alarm.”

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