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Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2016
I see a lot of positives however the fact that this toy is only a choking hazard for age 1 and under confuses me. Considering children 4 and under are at risk of choking and my 2 year olds still put everything in their mouths. These balls cannot fit in a babies mouth so why does there seem to be conflicting recommendations here? The description says not for children under 1 but safe after that and the tag says 3+. So which is it? Safe for age 2 or not? Considering a return atm since I just received these.
Well I was right to be concerned. Picked up a ball this morning as I was unloading the bag. The thing looked fine but squeezed down with very little force and it deflated. Literally I only squeezed the ball between my pointer finger and thumb. You can clearly see the bite marks and I am guessing my teething girl twin did this due to her cricked bottom teeth. Boy twin does stick things in his mouth but his teeth are straight.
Great for sensory play and kids love them
Very bright fun colors
Is soft and if one kid hits the other.. They won't hurt
I would not leave any small child unattended with these
I suggest a inspection of balls regularly
And if child bites on everything its a big no... Wait until far past done teething (I am going to)
Remember that the human mouth has a average bite force of 171. These balls can withstand 90 pounds of force. So if you step on it or someone bites it it's done for. These are air filled and soft so once popped they do deflate and become no longer safe.
I give this 1 star because of discrepancies with description and recommendations. If its recommended for 3+ (usual recommendation for when children are least likely to put everything in the mouth). Then they should put that in the description and warnings of being choking hazard. Right now it says 1+ and nothing about choking hazards on amazon description