B’loonies recalled due to chemical hazard
Immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it according to local municipal hazardous waste requirements.
This recall involves B’loonies by JA-RU. These toys consist of a solvent mixture in a tube and 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 8 tubes (4 assorted colours) and 8 pink straws.
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. If children blow this type of solvent containing balloon 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.
As of November 15, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled B’loonies and dispose of the product according to local municipal hazardous waste requirements.
For more information, consumers can contact Master Toys & Novelties by telephone at 323-582-8882, Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm PST, by email at email@example.com or visit the company website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind consumers to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.
The company reported that 8 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold from October 2023 to November 2023.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in Taiwan
Master Toys & Novelties Inc
Los Angeles, California