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Balloon Facts

Balloon Safety and the Environment

  • Child and Pet Precautions: 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 applicable) immediately.
  • Always use a hand pump to inflate latex balloons.
  • 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 asphyxiation.
  • Always discard of 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 balloons.

Looking 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.