Balloon blowing kits

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for balloon blowing kits and is seeking stakeholder feedback.

The review runs from 7 December 2016 to 24 February 2017. To contribute, please visit the review page on the ACCC consultation hub.

A complete list of mandatory standards currently under review is available on the product safety consultation page.

This mandatory standard applies to  kits contain a blow-pipe and a glue-like substance used to make balloons.

About balloon blowing kits

The mandatory standard for balloon blowing kits applies to kits that contain a blow-pipe and a synthetic glutinous (glue-like) substance used to make inflated balloons by blowing the substance from the pipe.

The mandatory standard states that balloon blowing kits cannot contain the chemical benzene.

Mandatory standard

The Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standards) Regulations 1979 sets out the mandatory requirements for balloon blowing kits.

You must consult the mandatory standard for full details.

Key requirement

The key requirement is that balloon blowing kits must not contain benzene.

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