The U.S. government has called for giant inflatable spheres generally known as ‘water walking balls’ to become banned before someone is killed.
People climb into the plastic, water ball and after that roll around – or try to walk – on water in pools, lakes or rivers across the U.S. but safety chiefs believe you will discover a huge likelihood of suffocation or drowning.
Two individuals have already been hurt while using ‘water walking balls’ in the last year now the buyer Product Safety Commission has urged state officials to outlaw the orbs.
The commission said it ‘does not are conscious of any safe way to use’ the items, which can be popular at amusement parks, resorts, malls and carnivals. They resemble hamster balls but are large enough for humans.
‘We would like to tell the public how dangerous these kinds of products are before someone is killed,’ said Inez Tenenbaum, chairman of your commission.
The company is concerned with insufficient oxygen from the balls and also the buildup of deadly carbon monoxide.
Officials are also concerned that this product has no emergency exit and can be opened only by a person beyond the ball – a significant problem when someone in the bumper boat experiences distress.
The balls act like water sphere made use of by 007 in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever after he lands near Blofeld’s lair.
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Within the first, a 5-year-old girl in Kingston, Massachusetts, passed out just last year while in the ball to get a brief time.
From the other, a young boy 91dexlpky a broken arm once the inflatable roller ball he is at fell out from a shallow above-ground pool to the hard ground.
The balls, the commission says, might also spring a leak or puncture, raising the drowning risk, particularly with young children who can’t swim.
Calls to manufacturers including Eurobungy USA in Miami were not immediately returned.
One company that sells water balls says on its website that there is sufficient oxygen to last a half-hour. It says a ride usually lasts about 7-10-20 minutes, and this the balls are certainly not dangerous if they are being used safely.
The commission said it has informed state amusement ride officials of the risks of the water walking balls. It is encouraging state officials not to allow the rides.