(WHTM) — The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Buffalo Games have recalled about 52,000 Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kits sold exclusively at Target following an infant death.

If ingested, a water bead expands and can pose ingestion, choking and intestinal obstruction hazards inside a child’s body. This can cause severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and a risk of death to a child, according to the commission.

This recall comes after Buffalo Games received one report of the death of a 10-month-old infant who had swallowed the water beads in July 2023.

The firm also received a report a 9-month-old who was seriously injured in November 2022 had an intestinal obstruction from swallowing the beads and needed surgery to remove them.

The commission says consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bead kits and take them away from children. Consumers can also contact Buffalo Games for a full refund and to receive instructions on how to return the product in a prepaid mailing package supplied by the firm or return the product to any Target store.

The recalled Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kit comes in a purple container and the label states “Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kit.”

The kits also include 2 ounces of “jumbo” water beads and 6 ounces of “regular” water beads. The recalled kits also come with a clear container and lid, five small toy fish, a scissor scoop, tweezers, a scoop with a handle, 10 activity cards and instructions.

The purple box has the UPC Number 079346627035 printed on the back.

The recalled kits were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from March 2022 through November 2022 for about $15.

Consumer Contact

Buffalo Games toll-free at 800-637-0732 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at beadrecall@buffalogames.com, or online at https://chuckleandroar.com/recall or www.chuckleandroar.com  and click on “Recall Information” at the top of the landing page.