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Grandview Exponent Newspaper Archives May 16 1990, Page 5

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Grandview Exponent (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Grandview, Manitoba Family focus dangers of balloons by Debra Kaleta Home economist of All children a products balloons Are the leading cause of suffocation death. Since 1973, More than 100 children have died As a result of suffocation involving a inflated balloons or pieces of balloons. Most of the victims were under six years of age several older children have suffocated on balloons As Well. Accidents involving balloons tend to occur in two ways. Some children have sucked a inflated balloons into their Mouths often while attempting to inflate them. This can occur when a child who is blowing up the balloon inhales or take a breath to prepare for the next blow and draws the balloon Back into the Mouth and Throat. Some deaths May have resulted when children swallowed a inflated balloons they were sucking or chewing on. The commission knows one Case in which a child was chewing on an a inflated balloon when she fell from a swing. The child hit the ground and in a reflex action inhaled sharply. She suffocated on the balloon. The Sec Ond kind of Accident involves balloon pieces. Children have drawn pieces of broken balloon that they were playing with into their throats. If a balloon Breaks and is not discarded for example some children May continue to play with it chewing on pieces of the balloon or attempting to stretch it across their Mouths and suck or blow bubbles in it. These balloon pieces Are easily sucked into the Throat. Balloons by their very nature Are made to hold air inside and to prevent any air from passing through. Should a balloon or a piece of a balloon be drawn into the Throat it will be just As effective in preventing the passage of air into the Throat. Furthermore balloons easily Mold to the throats contours and adhere. An a inflated balloon or piece of a balloon can completely cover and Block the breathing passage. Because of the danger of suffocation the consumer product safety commission cps recommends that parents and guardians do not allow children under the age of six to play with a inflated balloons without supervision. The commission does not believe that a completely inflated balloon presents a Hazard to Young children. If the Ballon Breaks however cps recommends that parents immediately collect the pieces of the broken balloon and dispose of them out of the reach of Young children. Hen House Burns a Hen House at the farm of Robert Hayward South of Grandview was completely destroyed in a fire that broke out monday morning. The building housed a water pressure system where it is believed the fire originated and was used for storage As Well As a shelter for some pigs. The pigs were lost in the Blaze. The Grandview fire department was called out shortly after 9 . When they arrived the building had nearly burned to the ground. The remaining fire was quickly extinguished to prevent it from spreading to nearby buildings. Westyn a Novelty sales give us a Chance to quote we have a pens a calendars a Caps to shirts a jackets a signs a buttons a key tags a pins a License plates All kinds of novelties too numerous to mention courteous and personal service we Are Only a phone Call away 546-2619 or 546-2807 remember this is Grandview s 90th Ltd it Cibic tender i i i i Cibic Grandview Branch invites tenders for painting required on the exterior of the Branch. Details with specific requirements of the Job May be obtained at the Branch. Work to be completed by june 11,1990. Please submit tenders prior to May 23, 1990 to Cibic Box 69 Grandview my Rol oyo lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. For further information Contact Bonnie at 546-2633. Manitoba Pool elevators farm supplies one shot one Stop for All your fertilizer and chemical requirements Westoo fertilizers talk to Mel Lone Grandview 546-2209 Dale Meyer Gilbert Plains Quot a Quot 548-2648 Brian Dilk Gilbert Plains Quot a Quot 548-2281 team work you can Trust

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