JA-RU’s B’loonies Balloon Blowing Kit Recall [Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: 5108 - JA-RU'sB'looniesBalloonBlowingKitCarlton Cards and Master Toys recall an estimated 765 JA-RU’s B’loonies Balloon Blowing Kits due to central nervous system depression or dysfunction, including euphoria, hallucinations, dizziness, difficulties with coordination of voluntary movements, muscular twitching, unconsciousness and coma hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/LkIrj

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/43875r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Children’s Toys are subject to this recall:

  • JA-RU’s B’loonies Balloon Blowing Kits. These toys consist of a solvent mixture in a tube and one or more short plastic straws for blowing. Children can form balloons or bubbles by slowly squeezing out a ball of the mixture from the tube and sticking it on the end of the straw. The child then blows through the straw to create a bubble. The JA-RU’s B’loonies Balloon Blowing Kits come with eight (8) tubes (four (4) assorted colours) and eight (8) pink straws.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to Health Canada, children’s Balloon Blowing Kits are prohibited in Canada. The safety concern is that blowing the balloons exposes a child to inhaling the vapours of any solvents present. Children can be fascinated with these products, and if they blow balloons for extended periods they may experience early symptoms of central nervous system depression or dysfunction, including euphoria, hallucinations, dizziness, and difficulties with coordination of voluntary movements. Prolonged exposure can lead to more serious symptoms including muscular twitching, unconsciousness and coma.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Balloon Blowing Kits, please do not use them or allow your children to use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

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Additional information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-43875
Recalls Direct RIN: 5108-2015
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