The Trendy New Toy that’s Wrecking Children’s Hair and Driving Parents Crazy

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A popular new toy called Bunchems has turned out to be a huge pain for parents and their kids.

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Bunchems are brightly colored balls the size of a quarter covered with soft, squishy spikes that interlock with each other to build any shape possible, like LEGOS.

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The toy might sound fun, but parents throughout the country have taken to the web to warn the spongy little spheres are straight from the devil.

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“Horrible, horrible, horrible toy for kids. I just spent the last TWO AND A HALF hours (absolutley, 100 percent not an exaggeration) attempting to remove 14 of these bastard balls out of my daughter’s hair,” Etan Benoit wrote in an Amazon review.

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Each packet contains 370 Bunchems, an instruction manual and 36 accessories like eyes, sunglasses and hats.

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Spin Master, the Canadian company that manufactures the toy, boasts on its site “the possibilities are limitless” with Bunchems and “clean up is a breeze.”

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Spin Master recommends coating the hair surrounding Bunchems with conditioner or vegetable oil, then combing below the toy until the knots are untangled.

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h/t: NY Daily News

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