Safety and the Environment
Child and Pet
Balloons are not a toy. Uninflated or burst balloons can present a
choking hazard and should never be left with children under the age
of eight without supervision. Store balloons away from pets to
ensure that they cannot get themselves tangled with balloon ribbons
or accidentally ingest popped balloons or their decorative contents
such as confetti, feathers, or other materials. If a balloon pops,
clear away any broken balloons and it’s decorative contents (if
Always use a hand pump to inflate latex
Adults should inflate balloons for
children under the age of 8 years.
Never put a balloon, or piece of a
balloon, in or near the mouth.
Inhaling helium is extremely
dangerous and can cause
dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness and death from
- Always discard broken balloons safely.
Be aware of latex allergies.
Do not release balloons of any kind
outside into the environment. Mylar balloons can interfere with the
operation of electrical power lines.
Balloontastic Ltd cannot be held
responsible for any accident or injury following the mis-use of
after your balloons
- Balloons and Temperature: Please don’t leave balloons in a hot car – helium expands in the heat and this could cause your balloons to pop! We recommend that you use air conditioning in your vehicle when transporting balloons on a hot day. If your balloons get rained on and start to droop, don’t worry – they’ll float again when dry. When helium-filled balloons are taken into the cold, they will temporarily deflate and will re-inflate again when warm.
- Balloons and Ceilings: Lights, paint textures, irregular surfaces and even static can all pop balloons. If you are planning on placing your balloons on a ceiling, ensure that you test it first.
- Latex balloons and Oxidization: Clear balloons become cloudy quickly when exposed to heat and sunshine. Coloured balloons will take on a velvety, matte appearance.