When were Aqua Dots recall?

When were Aqua Dots recall?

November 2007
Summary: Reports of children becoming unconscious after swallowing Aqua Dots beads led to a voluntary recall of the product in November 2007.

Are Beados toxic?

Australia’s 2007 Toy of the Year, the Hong Kong-manufactured craft toy Bindeez, is being pulled from shelves after it was revealed its “magic beads” contain a chemical that converts into the toxic illegal drug fantasy when ingested.

What happened to Aqua Dots?

Ryan had seizures, stopped breathing and fell into a coma. Four months later, the manufacturer, Spin Master Inc., and its Canadian sister company Spin Master LLC, pulled Aqua Dots from the shelves after two other toddlers swallowed beads and went into comas, but recovered.

Are Aquabeads toxic?

The official Aquabeads website lists its ingredients as safe. The main ingredient in the beads is PVOH (PVA/polyvinyl alcohol). There have been no reports to suggest that PVOH is toxic. It has also been approved as a pharmaceutical excipient (additive), and is used in coatings for pills/tablets etc.

Why are aqua beads banned?

Yesterday the panic spread to the US and Canada, where the toy, sold under the brand name Aqua Dots, was removed from thousands of stores after it emerged that two children had succumbed to the chemical. …

Why was Aqua Dots recall?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some 4 million Chinese-made Aqua Dots toys were recalled in the United States because they may contain a chemical which, if swallowed, can lead to a coma or seizures, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. “If ingested, it turns into a toxic substance.

What did Orbeez used to be called?

What are Orbeez – the tiny balls also known as water jellies, water beads, water gems? Orbeez are superabsorbent polymers that grow to 100 times their original size when submerged in water. They absorb liquids and a version of Orbeez are used in babies’ nappies to keep them dry.

Are Aquabeads reusable?

The bead pen is a brilliant device, you use it to pick up the beads and place them in the right spot on your design. Like with all other Aquabead sets, you can, of course, reuse the trays and designs time and time again if you invest in refill bead packs which make the set good value (the RRP is around £22).

What happens if dogs eat water beads?

Water crystals are none toxic and bio degradable, so they should pass with no effect if ingested in small quantities. The only real risk I could think of is slight dehydration, but they would have to eat lots of them (dry).

Can you recycle aqua beads?

Hama Beads are made out of polyethylene and Hama Pegboards are made out of polystyrene. Both Hama Beads and Hama Pegboards can be recycled with normal household plastic waste.

Are aqua beads the same as Aqua Dots?

Bindeez (also marketed as Aqua Dots, Beados, Pixos, and Aquabeads) are a children’s toy, consisting of small colored plastic beads that can be arranged in designs.

Why did Bindeez beads have to be recalled?

The affected children had seizure -like activity, which is an occasional side-effect of severe GHB overdose. Concern has been raised in the press that people may intentionally eat the beads in order to get high, potentially spawning a black market in the recalled toy.

Are there any recalls on Aqua Dots toys?

Two children in North America became unconscious after similar ingestion. U.S. safety officials recalled about 4.2 million of the toys. The Aqua Dots recall is one of the most serious announced by CPSC in recent years.

Are there any recalled toys in the UK?

Not all toys that get recalled are safety hazards. The cute little toy mouse in the video above was pulled from shelves by Chinese toymaker Humatt after reports came flooding in that the mouse, sold primarily in the UK, sang “pedophile” instead of “jingle bells.”

What kind of beads are in the Bindeez commercial?

In North America, the beads, previously marketed as “Aquadots”, were remarketed as Pixos and marketed as “Safety Tested” in the television commercial as the commercial began hitting the airways in early July. However, the background music is exactly the same.