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Yo-Yo Waterball Ban Proposed In Wisconsin

A mother whose young son was injured by a toy that's hurt hundreds of other children nationwide has enlisted legislative help to get the product banned in Wisconsin.

Seven-year-old Trever Deedon was playing with a yo-yo waterball at his Pittsville home when the elastic cord wrapped around his neck and caused him to lose consciousness and hit the ground head first.

Senator Julie Lassa and Representative Amy Sue Vruwink have drafted legislation at the urging of Autumn Deedon that would ban the sale and distribution of the toy.

Vruwink says the Consumer Product Safety Commission hasn't banned or recalled this toy, so the state must act.

Illinois banned the toy last summer. New York and New Jersey have similar legislation pending, while Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Brazil have already banned it.


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