SIAR Code: 6654
Category: Toys/Games
Source: RAPEX
Publication Date: Nov 04, 2010
Affected Countries: Germany
Product Origin Country: Mexico
Product Description: 1 pack of 50 balloons in various colours (purple, bright blue, yellow, green, red, dark blue, orange, pink) and shapes.
Product Brand: Balloons, Melloc
Defect Description: The product poses a chemical risk because it contains nitrosamines which are classified as a category 2 carcinogen (total nitrosamines: 255 µg/kg of nitrosamine; total nitrosable substances: 2227 µg/kg; exceeding the permissible release of N-nitrosamines by approx. 400% and nitrosable substances by approx. 120%).

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
Risks: Chemical
Measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market
Seizure of remaining stock by the authorities