Parents have been advised on the dangers that some slime toys pose to their children.
An expert speaking to Sky News claims that hight levels of chemicals in some slime toys can cause convulsions and sickness.
It’s understood that the UK consumer group Which? tested 11 slime products, and found that 8 of them breached EU regulations on the amount of boron they contain.
Boron is found in borax, the ingredient commonly used in slime manufacture to give the product its stickiness and ultimately result in a playable
The good news is however is that the likes of Smyths, Argos and other local retailers all see their products going through rigid testing prior to being sold, they include EU regulatory testing.
The toy expert told Sky News during a live broadcast that people need to be careful when making their own home-grown slime as some ingredients may have not been tested for the purposes of such an end product and that buying slime toys from a reputable shop would be more advisable.