The European Economic Area (EEA) requires balloons to meet the standard required for the relevant European health, safety, and environmental protection legislation, as it applies to children’s toys. Balloons fall under the European definition of a toy, as children may use it at least once. The European definition of a children’s toy is “any product or material designed or intended, whether or not exclusively, for use in play by children under 14 years of age”.
The CE mark on balloons is a French abbreviation for “Conformité Européene”, which translates to "European Conformity".
It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to carry out the conformity assessments, set up the technical file, issue the EU declaration of conformity, and affix the CE Marking.
We are not the manufacturer of any of our products. To the best of our knowledge, all the manufacturers we work with have taken the necessary steps to ensure their products meet EU safety, health, and environmental protection requirements, as they apply to children’s toys. Therefore, you will find the CE marking printed on most foil balloons. With latex balloons, it is not possible to print the CE Marking on the balloon, so the warning will appear on the packaging. This is allowed under the rules of CE Marking.
As a distributor, we are not aware of any products we sell that cannot be sold in the EEA. If you know of any products that we sell that should not be sold in the EEA, please send us an email so we can investigate further. It is not our intention to sell products into any jurisdiction where they are not allowed to be sold.
If you are importing our products into the EEA, it is the importers' responsibility to make sure you are aware of the rules, regulations, laws, and directives that could apply to the import of Bargain Balloons products into your country or final destination.
It is rare when FedEx, UPS, an import broker, or customs agency, requests the EU/EC Declaration. The EU/EC declaration is a written statement drawn up by the manufacturer, to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the EU requirements relating to the product that bears the CE mark. If a broker, FedEx, UPS, or a customs agency requests documentation, we will try to supply you with it upon request.
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