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Attention...Ball Pits...Scary!!!

Posted by on Aug. 3, 2007 at 12:25 PM
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Don't forget to read the bottom...something about aids and gas stations...I am sooo not letting Lainey get in anymore ball pits!


Not sure if it's true but it's always better to be safe if it is.
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ATTENTION:


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
watch.
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.






Repost this if it scares the crap out of you!! Repost this if
you care about kids!! Please forward this to all loving mothers,
fathers and anyone who loves and cares for children!! What has this world
come to?? If a child is not safe in a child's play area then where??

AND FYI:

In Florida and other places on the East Coast a group of people are putting HIV/AIDS infected and filled needles underneath gas pump handles, so when someone reaches to pick it up and put gas in their car, they get stabbed with it. 16 people have been a victim of this crime so far and 10 tested HIV positive.




Instead of posting that stupid crap about how your love life will suck for years to come of you don't re-post, post this. It's important to inform people, even if you don't drive, a family member might, and what if they were next?
by on Aug. 3, 2007 at 12:25 PM
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Kidz_n_Dogz
by on Aug. 3, 2007 at 12:39 PM
Yep....not true.  Whenever you get an email like this check out one of the urban legends web sites.  I almost always find what I'm looking for there.  Here is the one on the ball pits:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blneedle.htm

When my son was around 2 he refused to come out and I had to go in.  (I was amazed my butt could fit through those dang tubes).  The pit was pretty gross and felt greasy and smelled like fries.  But other then that there wasn't anything dangerous except the germs.

Also, a kid who got stuck by a needle would not die from a heroin overdose.  Trust me, anyone doing heroin isn't going to leave any of the drug behind.  The bigger risk would be the transfer of the HIV virus.  And really, what heroin user is going to go into a ball pit?  They shoot up as fast as they can get it and aren't about to do that in a public restaurant in public view.
Tahjanae_s_Mom
by on Aug. 3, 2007 at 1:36 PM
I agree...Also, whEre I live and where I am from...there are no more ball pits, ANYWHERE!!!
Quoting Kidz_n_Dogz:

Yep....not true.  Whenever you get an email like this check out one of the urban legends web sites.  I almost always find what I'm looking for there.  Here is the one on the ball pits:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blneedle.htm

When my son was around 2 he refused to come out and I had to go in.  (I was amazed my butt could fit through those dang tubes).  The pit was pretty gross and felt greasy and smelled like fries.  But other then that there wasn't anything dangerous except the germs.

Also, a kid who got stuck by a needle would not die from a heroin overdose.  Trust me, anyone doing heroin isn't going to leave any of the drug behind.  The bigger risk would be the transfer of the HIV virus.  And really, what heroin user is going to go into a ball pit?  They shoot up as fast as they can get it and aren't about to do that in a public restaurant in public view.



Rachael

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by on Aug. 3, 2007 at 2:15 PM

This story isn't true, but that doesn't mean it can't happen which is scary.

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