The EU is not banning kids from blowing up balloons

Can I point out a few things?

1) The EU rules can regulate how things are put on the market, but not how they are used in the home. So they recommend supervision for use of balloons etc that children could choke on, but don’t ban children from using them.

2) 25000 British kids are taken to A&E every year after choking on something. I think doing something to try to reduce those numbers is to be commended.

3) The US has similar rules on toys that constitute a choking hazard.

4) There is no change in the rules – this requirement has existed since 1988.

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2 responses to “The EU is not banning kids from blowing up balloons

  1. Lets wrap kids up in bubble wrap or cotton wool so they experience nothing enjoyable whilst growing up. Brussels obsessive elf and safety is making children risk adverse androids afraid of stepping outside there own bedrooms.

  2. Pingback: Banning Fun In The Nanny Nations | Gadaboutblogalot's Blog

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