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Bunchems could damage hair

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There are complaints that Bunchems are damaging children's hair. (WFSB) There are complaints that Bunchems are damaging children's hair. (WFSB)

A new toy out for the holiday season is creating some major buzz, but not for the right reasons.

Parents and kids across the country are quickly finding out that Bunchems are causing a bunch of problems.

"These are Bunchems can't you see. They can be anything you want them to be. Squish them up they hold on tight whatever you dream, they'll build just right,” the commercial states.

Bunchems are being called one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. However they have could end up being a nightmare for kids and their parents.

Picture after picture popping up across social media of these marble-sized building toys getting caught in the hair of young girls.

The balls have squishy spikes that allow them to be locked together, but also allow them to get snagged in hair.

Eyewitness News checked out reviews on Amazon.com.

One user stated “I just spent the last two and a half hours... Attempting to remove 14 of these...Out of my daughter's hair. Buy this toy for someone if you hate them or their child."

Another one said "I am a hairstylist and spent a total of 4 hours removing these from a little girls’ hair today!"

On each box of Bunchems, there is a warning label that states “caution: keep away from hair. May become entangled.”

But parents said it's not enough. The company that makes Bunchems may agree. They recently posted a video showing how to remove the toy if it gets caught. To view it, click here.

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