- Fully inflated balloons do not present a hazard to young children, however, burst balloons can be exceedingly dangerous.
- Once a balloon has burst, immediately throw away the pieces. Children can be tempted to chew pieces of latex or even stretch them over their mouths to blow bubbles. There is a danger of the latex being drawn into the mouth and subsequently blocking airways.
- Many balloon sticks come in two pieces; a cup which the balloon attaches to and a stick which attaches to the cup. The cup is fairly small and may present a choking hazard should it become loose. If balloons are to be given to children on sticks, we recommend buying one-piece moulded balloon sticks.
- Helium is a natural, non-flammable, non-toxic gas. There is no ecological damage resulting from the use of helium. It can be used safely either inside or outside. However, helium is contained in heavy, pressurised cylinders.
NEVER DELIBERATELY INHALE HELIUM. IT IS AN ASPHIXIATE AND CAN CAUSE SUFFOCATION AND EVEN DEATH
Please Remember -
- Do not release helium balloons into the environment as they can harm wildlife and farm animals. They can also litter the countryside and coast. Enjoy your balloon and, when it is deflated, dispose of it responsibly.
- Balloons are intended for display purposes, increased handling may cause damage to the balloon.
- Balloons are intended for indoor use. If choosing to display outdoors please take weather conditions into consideration.
- Never use a metallic ribbon with a foil balloon.
- Some balloons may conduct electricity - Do not release near overhead power lines.
- Excessive heat could cause the balloon to burst.