"For latex balloons there must be a warning that children under eight years must be supervised and broken balloons should be discarded."
Indeed, the popular "paper tongue" whistle blowers, commonly used at birthday parties, are now "unsafe" for all children under the age of 14, due to the possibility of a child swallowing and choking on pieces of the whistle.
“The safety standards have been agreed by the UK together with the other EU member states in order to prevent every parent’s worst nightmare."
"You might say that small children have been blowing up balloons for generations, but not anymore and they will be safer for it."
"Toys and activities, such as blowing up balloons, are part and parcel of the type of children’s play that helps them become independent and self-reliant," Furedi averred. "These bans diminish the experience, both of having fun and learning, by turning play into a danger zone with rules that stifle life and adventure for children."
“A kill joy" for children’s well-being. I would say that this is crackers but I’m sure children are banned from using them too. EU party poopers should not be telling families how to blow up balloons."
"The new provisions for suppliers to keep detailed technical information about their products are proving to be very challenging ~ not to mention, very costly.”