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07-26-07, 12:55 AM #1jrae Guest
ball pits..read this folks
McDonalds, Chuck E Cheese, Discovery Zone... All places with
ball pits in the children's play area. One of my sons lost his watch,
and was very upset. We dug and dug in those balls, trying to find his
Instead, we found vomit, food, feces, and other stuff I do not want to discuss.
I went to the manager and raised hell. Come to find out, the ball pit is only cleaned out once a month. I have doubts that it is even done that often.. My kids will never play in another ball pit.
Some of you might not be parents, but you may have nieces, nephews, grandchildren, or friends with children.
This will pertain to you too. As I read the following, my heart sank. I urge each and every one of you to pass this on to as many people as you can. I cannot stress how important this is!
Hi. My name is Lauren Archer, my son Kevin and I lived in Midland , TN.
On October 2nd, 1999 I took my only son to McDonald's for his 3rd birthday.
After he finished lunch, I allowed him to play in the ball pit. When he started whining later on, I asked him what was wrong, he pointed to the back of his pull-up and simply said 'Mommy, it hurts.' I couldn't find anything wrong with him at that time. I bathed him when we got home, and it was at that point when I found a welt on his left buttock.
Upon investigating, it seemed as if there was something like a splinter under the welt. I made an appointment to see the doctor the next day, but soon he started vomiting and shaking, then his eyes rolled back into his head. From there, we went to the emergency room. He died later that night. It turned out that the welt on his buttock was the tip of a hypodermic needle that had broken off inside.
The autopsy revealed that Kevin had died from a heroine overdose. The next
week, the police removed the balls from the ball pit. There was rotten food,
several hypodermic needles: some full, some used; knives, half-eaten candy, diapers, feces, and the stench of urine.
(You can find the article on Kevin Archer in the October 10,1999 issue of
the Midland Chronicle.)
Don't think it's just McDonald's either. A little boy had been playing
in a ball pit @ a Burger King & started complaining of his legs hurting.
He later died too. He was found to have snake bites all over
his legs & buttocks. When they cleaned the ball pit they found that
there was a copperhead's nest in the ball pit. He had suffered numerous bites from a very poisonous snake.
07-26-07, 01:01 AM #2Banned
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07-26-07, 01:09 AM #3
There was a child who suffocated in one.
Most of them are changed to open play areas around here.Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.
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07-26-07, 01:28 AM #4
True or not, those ball pits are probably disgusting.Calm Like A Bomb...
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07-26-07, 01:50 AM #5
Well, it's already been said. But I'm gonna say it again
Shenanigans on that!!!
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High praise indeed! Thank you
07-26-07, 06:09 AM #10Cheech Guest
screw it ill still go in the ball pit!
07-26-07, 08:14 AM #11
Cheech's mouth is known as "the ball pit."
07-27-07, 12:49 AM #12jrae Guest
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07-27-07, 01:00 AM #14jrae Guest
so cheech lets you put your balls in his mouth babe...that's a little disturbing?????
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07-27-07, 08:37 AM #19
Some people will believe anything they read on the internets.
I don't know about other places, but one of my jobs in high school was at the local "Billy Bob's Pizza Circus" (the local equivlent to a Chuck E Cheese). I remember one of us having to clean out the ball pit on a regular basis- usually after some toddler peed or puked in it. It was such a painstaking ordeal, whenever it happened all us employees would look around at each other like one of us was about to be selected for execution."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
07-27-07, 08:45 AM #20Cheech Guest
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