UNITED KINGDOM-- Researchers are warning parents about a popular children's toy.
United Kingdom researchers found that some fake slime products contain toxic levels of chemicals that can cause serious illness and infertility later in life.
Researchers tested eleven of the most popular fake slime products on the market and found that eight of them had dangerous levels of boron, an ingredient commonly found in pesticides and household cleaners.
"I think The Which? report is very important and timely. Obviously, there are still out there some great slimes, but the report clearly shows that there are either rogue manufacturers or poorly tested products getting into the market," said British Toy and Hobby Association Director General Roland Earl.
All of the slime products that failed were bought online from Amazon.
The company has since removed them from sale.
WARNING: Potentially unsafe levels of boron found in some kid's slime → http://t.co/KaNJElBiQx
Exposure to excessive levels of boron in the short term could cause:
And in the long run:
• birth defects
• developmental delays pic.twitter.com/vbFvz61EKp
— Which? (@WhichUK) July 17, 2018