Spring, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – Texas water parks have been sued by dozens of families after they allegedly failed to notify swimmers of chemical leaks from children’s pools.
In total, around 35 families are seeking legal action.
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Tonya Gordon, who visited the park, said he didn’t know her family was exposed to dangerous chemicals until he saw people posting on social media. “We sat in these chemicals for hours.”
Gordon and her husband took their two children to Hurricane Harbor Splashtown this weekend to celebrate their 11-year-old son who will soon be a high school student.
The wife and mother say they were in the kiddie pool with their almost one-year-old daughter when told to leave. âThey were whistling,â she recalls. âI was wondering if there had been a change of team or if there had been a flash in the app, etc. We weren’t aware of it. We were just told we had to get out of the pool.
Gordon said her daughter had a fever and had a chemical spill on social media hours after leaving the park.
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The Gordon’s went to a local hospital and were decontaminated. The mother says the family remained dressed for hours. It would have been avoided if someone in Splashtown had told them what was going on.
According to lawyers, park staff did not notify visitors of the leak until about an hour after it occurred.
Six Flags Water Park has issued the following statement:
âThe safety of guests and team members has always been our number one priority. Our team, in collaboration with third-party experts, has put in place solutions to identify the cause of the release of steam on Saturdays and prevent recurrence. We will provide additional information as soon as we are ready to safely resume operations. “
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