The Skokie woman told Illinois lawmakers Wednesday that her five-year-old son nearly strangled last year when a "yo-yo water ball" became wrapped around his neck.
Democratic Senator Jeffrey Schoenberg is sponsoring a resolution asking the federal government to ban the toy. Although there have been no deaths, Schoenberg says children face a serious threat from the mushy, liquid-filled balls attached to a stretchy cord.
After testing out the toy themselves, members of a Senate health committee unanimously approved a resolution urging the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban it.
Lipin says several countries, along with some retail stores in the United States, already have banned their sale.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.