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.’
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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