UAE Officials Ban Poisonous Toys from Shelves

Published March 29th, 2018 - 11:03 GMT
Children playing (AFP/File Photo)
Children playing (AFP/File Photo)

Three toxic slime toys were banned from UAE shelves after authorities deemed the products “poisonous to children”.

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) announced the harmful toys are: So-Squishy Slime, Magic Crystal Mud, and Glitter Slime.

The laboratory tests, according to ESMA, proved these three toys contained the boron element at higher levels than permissible.

Dr Yousuf Al Saadi, director of compliance department at ESMA, said the toys could pose a danger to consumers, especially to children, “as children’s bodies are more sensitive to the toxicity of boric acid than adults, which could lead to poisoning if the slime toys were swallowed.”



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