A mother has warned Australian parents about a popular water toy being sold ahead of the Christmas season.

The $8 Fizz ‘n’ Surprise is an egg-shaped creation that is dissolved in warm water to reveal either a dinosaur or mermaid toy inside.

While the toy is designed to be used in water, the package does state that it must not be dissolved in the bath – especially while children are in it, shares Daily Mail.

The mum shared her warning so parents do NOT confuse it for a bath toy.

‘I want to share this information with everyone. These fizzy toys are being sold in many stores and are targeted towards kids,’ the woman wrote.

‘They look like a bath bomb and packaging leads one to believe it is for the bath tub. THIS IS NOT A FOR THE BATH contrary to what the packaging leads you to believe.

‘If you look at the last photo I underlined the only place on this package where it states ‘do not dissolve in bath tub’. It also states to discard water after it dissolves and wash hands and toy before play.’

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The woman said the toy had a ‘strong chemical smell’ and ‘released a cloudy vapour’ when she used it.

‘There are no ingredients listed and I have no idea if this vapour is harmful to breathe,’ the mother continued.

When contacted by FEMAIL, Moose Toys the company who manufacture the product, said they wanted to ‘apologise’ to the woman who had a negative experience with the product.

‘We intentionally add a bittering agent to the fizz (which can have a strong smell), which adds a bitter flavour. This is used to deter children from directly consuming the fizzer, or the toy that is hidden inside,’ they said.

‘It is for this reason that Fizz ‘n’ Surprise is not a bath toy and we do not market it as such. It is referenced twice on the external packaging that it is not a bath toy and not to be dissolved in a bath. There is also reference to this fact in the brand section of our website.

‘In terms of the ingredients, the fizzer material has been independently tested, and assured safe and non-toxic by a certified toxicologist. Rest assured, even if a child were to consume a large quantity of the fizzer there is no health risk.’

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  • Thank you very much for the warning, cheers.


  • Why invent such a thing. I’m so glad my kids and grandchildren are well passed the age of wanting this stupid toy


  • Yuck this sounds like a horrible thing to buy.


  • What will they think of next! Total waste of money- the toy is probably very cheap and nasty anyway.


  • Yikes! Thanks for posting this. I never buy things like this if i can’t see what all the ingredients are.


  • I have not seen this before, but good to know. It’s the responsibility of the retailers, too to make sure it’s placed on shelf in the correct area.


  • It does look like a bath bomb. But The product placement in the store should have given away where it was meant to be used.


  • This is good to know! Thank you.


  • It does look like a bath bomb and if I brought it I would have thought that was what it was used for. Thank’s for the heads up.


  • I wonder if this product was in the toy aisle or in the toiletry aisle? It would be interesting to know?


  • They might try to drink the water the toy is in too. Some kids have a silly habit of drinking bath water or putting it in their mouth and spitting it out


  • Why not make it as a bath bomb that kids can use? If the child is too young that they might put it in their mouth then they should be supervised when using it


  • So many of the cheaper, gift packs available around Christmas time in the shops – contain products with lots of chemicals too. Anything gimmicky and cheap usually seems to be suspect,


  • With products like these you wonder why cancer has risen in children, they are being exposed to too many toxins. They should ban this junk.


  • Always important to read the instructions.

    • I always check the instruction, warnings and ingredients in all products.


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