Some county councils are considering by-laws to ban the "floating killers".
Inflatable beach toys should be banned on open water, according to Water Safety Ireland.
It comes after the death of a five year old boy who fell from an inflatable dinghy in Mayo earlier this summer.
While dozens of people were rescued from inflatable devices on beaches and lakes around the country.
A number of councils are considering by-laws to ban the so called 'floating killers'.
But Athlone's John Leech from Water Safety Ireland says there should be a nationwide ban: