Janine - posted on 01/19/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Mind you, you wont be able to see the underline and bold it looks like, the original way this was displayed. bummer..
JA-RU, Inc. (maker of Product)
JA-RU, Inc. #770
Jacksonville, FL 32207
It has come to my attention that this product I am about to introduce to you has never been on a product danger list, never considered for removal, and I have noticed that there are thousands of products out there that have been given a boot for minor defects, but this caustic product, has been overlooked.
BALOONIES is made by JA-RU, Inc. including a smaller version of the large (7 1/2 by 12), both in stores at a very cheap price. This product allows children six and up to blow “B’loonies” using a blow pipe looking more like a crack pipe, by placing the most horrific smelling (Instant headache), permanent staining, caustic containing, flammable, putty like goo onto the opening of the pipe. Yippy…and it comes in four colors!
When my son blew his first balloon, the smell was unbearable, my eyes watered, and I demanded we open a window. The balloon half inflated, pipe near his lips, ready to blow some more to enhance its size, he inhaled and began coughing and coughing, needing water to wash the fumes off his esophagus and tell me that it tasted ‘funny’. If anyone has painted their nails, or used nail polish remover, you will then know how caustic and horrific the smell can be if inhaled, how that feels. Even my dog knows how bad this smell is, runs from the room, and inspects the surroundings or she won’t return any time soon. This product is like inhaling nail polish remover!
What’s in it? Glad you asked! Some examples are given and then you tell me, what you will put next Christmas in your child’s stocking. Tell me Balloonies should stay on the shelf. And if you don’t think so, go buy a three pack, get out the crack pipe, and inhale away!
Equate w/gelatin for nails: Nail Polish Remover: Acetone, water, propylene carbonate, dimethyl glutarate, dimethyl succinate, dimethyl adipate, glycerin, gelatin, fragrance, benzophenone-1, propylene glycol, denatonium benzoate, D&C red #33, ext. D&C Violet no. 2.
WARNING: Extremely flammable, keep away from flame, do not inhale.
Onyx Professional (for artificial nails, remover): 100% pure acetone, 100% acetone pura, max strength. **removes glue and glitter polish
INGREDIENTS: Acetone, denatonium benzoate
WARNING: KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN, danger. Flammable. NO NOT breathe vapors in, use adequate ventilation, harmful if swallowed and if so call poison control. Medical attention needed if ingested. Harmful to synthetic fabrics, wood, finishes, plastics, product will melt Styrofoam.
Hand Gel (antiseptic) : GERM X: aloe barbadnesis gel, D&C red no.33, FD&C Blue no.1, fragrance, glycerin, isopropyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, propylene glycol, tocopheryl acetate, water.
WARNING: Flammable. Don’t put near heat or flame, do not inhale, ingest, discolors fabrics, wood finishes, and plastics.
“BALOONIES”: Poly vinyl acetate, ethyl acetate, plastic fortifiers, with US certified colors, not more than 25% by weight of acetone and intended for blowing plastic balloons.
I don’t know why they don’t state “fragrance,” the stuff reeks. So we have below what we are allowing our kids to come in contact with and inhale as they blow a Baloonie….not to mention that there is an undisclosed “with US certified colors,” which means what to us? D&C no. 1,2,3….? Or food coloring, or remnants left of god knows what? Not much to go off of is there. Here’s the warning: Choking hazard—small parts. Not for children under 3 years.” “FLAMMABLE MXITURE. Do not use near fire or flame.”
Do you recognize this ‘flammable’ warning anywhere else in these products?
2nd warning but on the back of the package: “May stain some surfaces such as clothing, furniture, painted walls, carpet, or wallpaper. FLAMMABLE—keep away from heat or flame. Not a food item. Do not eat or place in mouth.”
Do not place in mouth… that is a tricky one, but ok to inhale? All of the products state the same thing about clothing, property damage. Baloonies do not stain clothes, it sticks to clothes forever. A stain is something without the goop or leftovers. This putty like product sticks to clothes eternally!!
Acetone: A volatile fragrant flammable liquid ketone C3H6O used chiefly as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and found in abnormal quantities in diabetic urine—also called PROPANONE
Acetate: Fabric or plastic derived from ACETIC ACID
Acetic Acid: A colorless pungent liquid acid, the chief acid of vinegar (fermented) and that is used esp. in synthesis (as of plastics) and occas.
Ethyl: A monovalent radical C2H5O composed of ethyl united with O2
Ethyl Acetate: A colorless fragrant volatile flammable liquid ester C4H8O2 used esp. as a solvent.
Volatile- explosive, unstable, unpredictable…
Lastly, this product comes in a tube made out of tin like, soft metal, like the tube you will find if you purchase paints. After bending the tube a few times to squeeze the stuff out, it will crack in the middle, seep out, and get onto everything, thus staining clothes, the car seats fabric, AND cut the tiny fingers of your kids.