The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/0987/18

Product:  Balloons

Name: Ballonnen - High Quality

Batch number / Barcode:  EAN 8713647901143

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Unknown

Type / number of model:  Copper/brown colour

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of nitrosamines (0.39 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosamines are genotoxic carcinogens via inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure.
A child can get exposed to them by putting the balloon in the mouth.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-12.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description:  Balloons made of natural rubber latex wrapped in transparent plastic packaging.

Country of origin: Mexico

Alert submitted by: The Netherlands