Consumer product recall

B’loonies recalled due to chemical hazard

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Summary

Product
B’loonies by JA-RU
Issue
Consumer products - Chemical hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it according to local municipal hazardous waste requirements.

Affected products

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.

Issue

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 info@mastertoysinc.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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

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

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Toys and games
Companies

Manufacturer

JA-RU Inc.

Jacksonville, Florida

United States

Distributor

Master Toys & Novelties Inc

Los Angeles, California

United States

Retailer

Potter’s Farm

Surrey, BC

Canada

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Identification number
RA-74620