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

Alert number: A12/0991/18

Product:  Balloons

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  EAN code 6970163 556987

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Shen hua

Type / number of model:  Item No. 4-599

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of nitrosatable substances (3.38 mg/kg) released by the balloons is too high. Nitrosatable compounds can be converted into nitrosamines, which 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:  Light blue birthday balloons decorated with the figure “1” . Each bag contains 10 balloons. A cardboard label is attached.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: The Netherlands