Balloon blowing kits

The ACCC concluded its review of the mandatory standard for balloon blowing kits on 30 November 2017 and the standard remains unchanged. This mandatory standard applies to kits that 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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