Are slip and slide water toys safe? Please help

Posted on: Sat, 09/20/2003 - 11:03am
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My 5 year old son is invited to a birthday party and they have rented a huge water slip and slide. The party alone is always a nervous experience and I was wondering what you all though as to the safety of him playing on this thing.. Considering it is a rental so hundreds of kids have been on it , do I have to worry about the water going into his mouth and nose. I hope I'm just overreacting but all those hands with who knows what on them on this slide... thanks for your input.. Kathy Ann

Posted on: Mon, 09/22/2003 - 6:26am
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Posted on: Mon, 09/22/2003 - 9:57am
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We had a regular, home-sized one at my daughter's party this summer and had a couple of close calls (in terms of the kids slipping off of it or getting too rambunctuous). In hindsight, I'd never use it again -- the liability issues make me nervous!

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