Purim Caps for Cap Guns are Explosive!
Its not just big bangers and fire-crackers that are dangerous. Regular caps can endanger life. Let’s learn from one families serious injury, “Our son was terribly burnt and injured on Purim from caps that exploded in his pants’ pockets with a massive BOOM. It was a miracle that the pants didn’t carry on burning. The manufactures of these caps know they’re EXPLOSIVES! The tiny “how to use” warning on the package, is barely legible and needs magnification to read. The caps rub together creating friction. Touching them heats them further. So the manufacturers write not to put them in a pocket – do they really think kids will keep them somewhere else!? They say “Don’t touch the caps, keep them in their packaging”- so how do they get into the cap-gun? They say “only to be used with adult supervision” – as if an adult could prevent the injury! In fact I was sitting next to my son at the time of the EXPLOSION!”
My son’s entire right arm and both legs had to be bandaged for months. Looked very unpleasant… What about under the bandaging? Hand burns can leave scars that seriously limit hand and finger movement and require lengthy physiotherapy treatment. My son’s leg wounds were very serious especially on points where the inflammable material exploded directly into them, causing terribly painful deep cuts and loss of skin.(see photos in sidebar).
Treating burns requires daily washing to prevent infection and regular bandage changing. The treatment required spreading special creams on the burn- which is extremely painful. The effected skin had to be peeled off to allow new tissue to grow. The pain following the explosion was indescribable and the suffering continued for weeks. Recovery from burns is a long, slow, painful process.
Today’s caps are made all over the world from cheap materials to save the manufacturers’ money. They are cheap and deadly! Baruch Hashem our son recovered but every year the hospitals are inundated with kids suffering injuries from the caps, such as serious burns, lost fingers and horrific facial injuries…Don’t allow any EXPLOSIVE “toys” in the house! Explain to your children their dangers – they shouldn’t touch them or go near them.
Do everything you can to motivate your kids NOT to use caps. Caps can cause years of suffering, pain, and misery. Tell the teachers at schools to warn students. Tell your friends! Please spread the word however you can! Caps are EXPLOSIVES !!