June 8, 1998

KB ToysTM Announces Recall of Bubble BeautiesTM Floating Balls

KB ToysTM of Columbus, Ohio, is recalling about 500 Bubble BeautiesTM floating balls. These floating balls contain a petroleum distillate, similar to kerosene that could be harmful or fatal if ingested.

Bubble BeautiesTM floating balls are clear, 2-inch-wide plastic balls containing another clear plastic ball that holds a small, plastic doll. The dolls have either pink, blue, purple or yellow hair. The liquid around the inner ball contains glitter. Writing on the floating balls include: "Bubble BeautiesTM...#2801...NOT A THROWING TOY...MADE IN CHINA." KB ToyTM Stores nationwide sold these floating balls in May 1998 for about $3 to $4.

Consumers should immediately take these floating balls away from children, and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should call KB ToysTM at (800) 877-1253 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.