Balloons filled with hydrogen are a popular birthday gift here in Thailand, well it seems that the days of gifting the floaty balloons might be at an end.
According to secretary general Pikhanet Tapuang in an announcement made today the office of Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) is set to ban the sale of such balloons.
He said the members of the OCPB had already begun drafting an order for him to sign into force which would ban their sale.
Previously officials from the OCPB had instructed vendors of such balloons to put a label on each balloon warning that they could catch fire as hydrogen is extremely flammable, however even with the instruction to place a warning on them accidents and injuries are still occurring so the department has made the decision to ban them completely.
During the course of their investigation it was found that vendors often sold the balloons to children outside of schools which posed a great risk to children’s safety.
What do you think is this an overreaction or should the balloons be outlawed?
Souce : Thenation
Content : LovePattayaThailand