Balloon blowing kits allow children to make inflatable balloons using a blow-pipe and a synthetic glue-like substance. People often buy balloon blowing kits for children during the Christmas season as extra gifts or ‘stocking fillers’.
To use these kits, children attach the glue-like substance to the pipe. They then blow through the pipe to form a balloon. But some balloon blowing kits contain benzene, a cancer-causing substance.The process of making a balloon with a kit that contains benzene makes it easy for children to accidentally swallow or inhale this extremely harmful substance,
To minimise risks, there is a mandatory safety standard for these products.