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

Alert number: A12/1532/19

Product:  Helium tank

Name: Ballon Gas

Batch number / Barcode:  4260432844047

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Pressure equipment/vessels

Brand: Party Factory

Type / number of model:  BR1C

Risk type: Injuries
The valve is not protected and in the event of fall or impact this may lead to significant pressure on the tank neck.
The neck of the bottle may consequently break and explode, causing a sudden liberation of the gas under pressure and a blast of metal parts.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Transportable Pressure Equipments Directive , the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR 2017) and the relevant European Standard EN ISO 11118.

Measures taken by economic operators: This product listing was removed by Amazon., Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor, Other)

Description:  Transportable helium tanks for inflating balloons. The product was (also) sold online, in particular via Amazon and other websites.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: France

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany, Latvia