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Gov’t: Water Balls Pose Suffocation and Drowning Danger

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) cited water balls, the large walk-in see through balls usually found at fairs and malls, for suffocation and drowning dangers. The federal government sent out an official warning this morning. “The CPSC said the contraptions are dangerous because those inside have no way to let themselves out and the contraptions are air-tight and could create breathing difficulties,” according to Mitch Lipka at The Consumer Chornicle. “The safety agency said oxygen depletion from being inside one of the balls could happen within minutes.”

Kids with heart, lung, and breathing issues are at particular risk inside the ball, the CPSC said. Read more at the Consumer Chronicle.

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