Thousands of water-absorbing spiders and balls have been recalled because they can pose life-threatening dangers to children who swallow them.

Be Amazing Toys recalled 26,000 Monster Science Growing Spiders sets, model number 7280. 

If a child mistakes the colorful, tiny toys for candy and swallows one, the polymer toy can expand exponentially. 

It could then block the intestines, cause extreme discomfort and even be fatal.

Surgery is  required to remove a swallowed ball and they do not show up on x-rays.

The toys were sold at Target, Spirit Halloween and other stores. Consumers should contact Be Amazing Toys for a refund.

Eco-Novelty recalls Cosmo Beads

Eco-Novelty recalled thousands of Cosmo Beads for the same reason. The recall involves candy-colored Jumbo Size and Jumbo Multipurpose Cosmo Beads.

Seventy-thousand children's board books could have an unhappy ending.  Hachette Book Group has recalled "Count My Kisses, 1,2, 3" and "Red, Green, Blue, I LoveYou."

A metal rod holding small beads on the cover can detach. The beads present a choking danger and the sharp metal can cause cuts.

The books were sold at various retailers including Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble this summer.

Target recalls Threshold floor lamps

After reports of six fires, Target recalled 25,000 Threshold floor lamps. The recall includes a white plastic, turned-spindle design.

The lamp can short-circuit when a standards one-way bulb is screwed into the lamps' three-way socket.

For more information: www.cpsc.gov.