EU BANS BALLOON, WHISTLE BLOWING FOR CHILDREN U8

The new EU safety rule banns children under 8 to blow balloons, whistles, “The Telegraph” writes.
The EU toy safety directive states that balloons must not be blown up by unsupervised children under the age of eight, in case they accidentally swallow them and choke. The magazine writes that harmless toys that children have enjoyed for decades are now regarded by EU regulators as posing an unacceptable safety risk.

The new rules are designed to protect children from the chance that a piece of the whistle could be swallowed and cause choking.

16.11.2011