A brand of Spiderman masks sold in Colombia have been banned before Halloween as they pose a serious health risk to children, reported Caracol Radio Wednesday.
The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce declared the masks posed a risk to children as they did not include breathing holes, which could result in asphyxiation or even choking.
Anyone caught selling the specific Spiderman Classic Deluxe mask, manufactured by the costume design company Morai, could be fined up to a thousand monthly Colombian minimum wages, coming to approximately $328.08 for just one month.
Superintendent Pablo Felipe Robledo said that people who have already bought the masks will be entitled to a refund.
“We decided to act with the most haste to alert all consumers of the country about this important case especially in this time of year,” said Robledo.