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

Alert number: A12/1570/12

Product:  Balloons

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  L1021710 24

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Toys

Brand: Melloc

Type / number of model:  EAN- Code: 4005772558038

Risk type: Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.163 mg/kg of N-nitrosamines and 1.19 mg/kg nitrosatable substances which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen.


The product does not comply with the national legislation and the Toy Safety Directive.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

Description:  20 red balloons in the shape of hearts.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Germany