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EU doesn’t stop kids blowing up balloons

by Luke Lythgoe | 06.04.2016

Myth: EU stops young children blowing up balloons

InFact: This euromyth, one of Boris Johnson’s favourites, dates back to 2011. The European Commission then issued an emergency press release saying the regulation merely requires balloons to carry a recommendation of adult supervision, and emphasised that under-eights were not banned from inflating balloons.

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This material has been adapted from a piece that previously appeared on InFacts.

Edited by Hugo Dixon

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