Just about every celebration involving your kids probably includes balloons. Even many restaurants automatically give one to families with young children. Well I hate to deflate the party, but I have some news that may cause a few balloons to pop.
A report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission lists un-inflated balloons as the leading cause of child suffocation. Though they seem like a harmless toy, kids can accidentally inhale un-inflated balloons, or swallow pieces of a popped one. And accidents are more common than you’d think.
Your dreams of flying balloons can still take flight. Just use extra caution if young children are in your home. Don’t let kids under eight play with un-inflated balloons, clean up popped ones quickly, and make sure you or other responsible adults are nearby. Kids and balloons can still be a safe and colorful combination.
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