Grow Monsters Banned

 | Thu 10 Nov 2016 08:22 ICT

CityNews – The Directors of the Consumer Protection Board have announced the banning of all expandable water toys, saying that if anyone is caught selling such products, they can face up to six months in jail, a 10,000 baht fine or both. These toys, often called Grow Monsters, are novelty items made from a superabsorbent polymer, expanding up to 500% of their original mass.


However, on the 9th November, the governor of Buriram Province announced that a one year old girl had swallowed such a toy which led her to have trouble breathing and causing all sorts of problems with her digestive system. She has since recovered, after undergoing surgery and spending nearly a week in hospital but the government deems these toys very dangerous to children and their sale is no longer legal.