WASHINGTON D.C. (KDKA) — The government is warning people not to use those giant see-through inflatable spheres known as water walking balls.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there’s no safe way to use them.

Officials say they pose a potential risk for suffocation and drowning.

The balls are popular at amusement parks, resorts and carnivals.

They resemble hamster balls but are large enough for people to get in and then roll around or try to walk on water.

Officials say the product has no emergency exit and can only be opened by a person outside of the ball, increasing the risk of injury or death.

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