Kids Banned From Blowing Up Balloons

October 11, 2011 by staff 

Kids Banned From Blowing Up BalloonsKids Banned From Blowing Up Balloons, The new safety standards in the EU have imposed a ban on unsupervised children under the age of 8 years of blowing balloons as they could be swallowed and cause suffocation.

Agreed and implemented by the government, the EU directive toy safety has also banned children under 14 years of age, the use of party games such as whistles and magnetic fishing game as small parts or chemicals used in their making was decreed to be very risky.

The EU directive also require manufacturers and retailers to secure safety warnings on toys hitherto regarded as harmless.

“For latex balloons should be a warning that children under eight years must be supervised and should be discarded broken balloons,” the Telegraph quoted Frank Furedi, a sociology professor at the University of Kent as saying.

“The toys and activities such as inflating balloons, are part of the type of game that helps children become independent and self sufficient.

“These prohibitions diminish the experience both fun and learning, turning the game into a danger zone rules that choke the life and adventure for children,” he said.

Just as new rules for the balloons and whistles, EU legislation will impose restrictions on how noisy toys, such as rattles or musical instruments are allowed to be.

All Teddie is meant for children under the age of three have to be completely washable, because the EU regulators are concerned that dirty stuffed animals could spread disease and infection.

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