Popular kids toy withdrawn after harmful effects

Barrel-O-Slime, a brand of slime children play with, has been withdrawn from the local market as this product may harm children’s reproductive system.

According to the Malta Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA), the product was found to contain a large amount of boron. If children ingest or come in contact with an excessive quantity of boron, they may face serious problems in their reproductive system.

Therefore, this product does not conform to the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-3.

All those who bought this product are asked to return it to the shop they bought it from. Economic operators have been ordered to stop selling this product.

For further information, contact the MCCAA on 23952000 or info@mccaa.org.mt or check out: www.mccaa.org.mt.