Office of Children and Family Services

Important Product Safety Recalls

Eco-Novelty Jumbo Size and Jumbo Multipurpose Cosmo Beads posted 9/11/2013

Cosmo Beads Jumbo Size Colorful Water Balls and Jumbo Multipurpose Colorful Water Balls toys are being recalled because they can be easily mistaken for candy and swallowed by a child. When the bead is ingested, it expands and can cause intestinal obstructions inside a child’s body, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys need surgery to be removed from the body. Similar toys have not shown up on x-rays.

The toys are water absorbing beads that when placed in water will hydrate up to the size of a racquetball. On the front of the toy packages it states Cosmo Beads ™ Colorful Water Balls, Just Add Water, Biodegradable, Non-toxic and Colorfast. The packages have yellow and black color on the upper left corner and red in the lower right corner. The beads can be seen through an oval, cellophane window near the bottom of the package.

Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and contact Eco-Novelty for a (231) 222-4200 or e-mail


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