WATER WALKING BALLS

Water walking balls are a new attraction at amusement parks, carnival, sporting events and also can be purchased for home use. The activity involves climbing into a large, clear plastic ball that is inflated with a blower and zipped closed. The occupant then walks or rolls around on water, ice or grass.

Because the ball is airtight, inadequate air supply can results after oxygen is depleted, posing a suffocation risk. Occupants also can be harmed if the ball rolls or falls out of the water or collides with another object, or can drown if a hole forms and the occupant becomes trapped inside on water.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ruled that the device presents a potential drowning and suffocation risk. CPSC advises consumers not to use the balls or allow children to use them.

POGO STICK

This recall involves the Rocker Stick, Pop Stick, Monster Stick and Twin Stick pogos sold in red, green and blue. Only sticks with manufacturing codes between 04/01/2010-046HE and 10/31/2010-046HE are recalled. They are distributed by Bravo Sports of Santa Fe Spring, CA and sold at mass merchandisers nationwide and online.

The bottom of the pogo stick’s frame tube and a pin holding the spring in place can break, which can cause the user to fall.

Contact Bravo for refund.

About the Author

Dr. Katalenas

Dr. Katalenas is a pediatrician and owner of The Pediatric Center of Round Rock and the author of the book "The Step Up Diet: From Scratch… The Quality, Quantity, and Timing Solution to Childhood Obesity", a guide to healthy cooking and eating for busy families.