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water ball safety - Fair amusement ride
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by Fran, Vineyard Avenue,
on Jun 24, 2011
I was at the Fair yesterday and it was the first time I had seen one of these Water Ball "rides". It is an airtight inflatable plastic ball into which a person climbs, and then it is zippered up. It floats on water and it was fun to watch the kids inside it (costs $8). However I started wondering about how they got air to breathe and how long one can last on the air that is in there. I did an online search for the safety of these (search for "water ball safety") and discovered that some states have banned them. There is no way to open it up from the inside and there is only about 5 minutes worth of breathable air inside. There have only been a few incidents of problems with kids in them but I would not let my grandkids go into one. Do some research before your kids go to the Fair.