New EU Rule: Kids Can't Blow Up Balloons

10/12/2011 02:06 pm ET | Updated Dec 12, 2011

Blowing up balloons is now a bust for kids in the European Union. The popular activity is too dangerous for children under the age of 8 to do unsupervised because they may swallow and choke on the balloons, according to a new toy safety directive for the entire eurozone. Also banned? Blowing noise-makers (too dangerous for kids under 14) and playing magnetic fishing games (small, chokable parts).