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Parents: Popular toy could leave children in tears

by: Michelle Linn Updated:


Quick facts:


  • Parents said Bunchems are getting caught in their children's hair.
  • Bunchems said the toy can be removed.
  • FOX23 talked to salons about how to remove it.


According to local parents, a popular toy on many children’s wish lists may leave them in tears.

Bunchems hit the market in August. The toy is meant to allow children to adhere parts together to create various things.

A local mother told FOX23 that the toys became stuck in five girls’ hair at their home. The ordeal resulted in having to cut her daughter’s hair.

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Online reviews backed up the local mother’s claim, and one reviewer even said, “Buy this toy for someone if you hate them or their child.”

The manufacturer released a statement:

“Bunchems are intended only to be adhered to other Bunchems. The packaging and directions clearly state ‘Caution: Keep away from hair. May become entangled.’ We recently changed the color of the warning to make it even more identifiable.”

After hearing complaints, the company posted a video on YouTube showing how to get the toy unstuck.

WATCH: How to remove Bunchems

The local mother said the video was not much help. FOX23 went to a local salon to see what they said to do if it happens.

The company told FOX23 that they are very careful in marketing materials not to show a creation that could be worn or placed near hair.