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

Alert number: A12/0996/18

Product:  Balloons

Name: Party balloons

Batch number / Barcode:  1109-0-22260

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: DUILE - Tong Rui

Type / number of model:  SKU716872-3D1Q0 EVK

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of nitrosamines (0.14 mg/kg) and nitrosatable substances (1.12 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 taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Exporter)

Description:  100 pearl-orange coloured, 10'' balloons in a plastic bag.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: The Netherlands