Balloon Safety and the Environmental Basics

Saturday, 1 February 2014  |  Admin

We take the safety of our customers and whoever may come into contact with our products very seriously.

We recommend that you always follow instructions given by us, our manufacturers or any third parties we use. This will help you to get the most out of your products in a healthy and safe way.

There is always an element of common sense required when dealing with safety issues. However, common sense doesn't always come naturally to children and the majority of balloon safety information is given with children in mind. However it is sensible to heed this advice regardless of age.

Latex Balloons

Never allow children to suck, chew or play with un-inflated balloons.

Supervise children at all times if they are playing with balloons.

Discard all broken pieces of balloons immediately.

Adults should always inflate balloons for children.

Balloons can spread germs. Never put a balloon in your mouth after it has been in someone else's mouth.

Some people are allergic to latex. Foil or plastic balloons are an excellent choice instead of latex balloons in this situation.

Try to keep balloons away from faces. If a balloon bursts it can hurt an eye or face.

When inflating balloons with air, it is better to use a hand-pump than blow them up orally as they may burst in your face.

Balloons are, by nature, temporary items. Although Celebrations uses only the finest quality balloons, some balloons will occasionally deflate sooner than expected and will also be adversely affected by wind, rain, rough handling, sunlight and other uncontrollable factors.

Latex balloons pose no threat to humans, wildlife or the environment WHEN handled responsibly. Broken or uninflated balloons can cause harm to young children and pets and should be disposed of immediately. Children under the age of seven (7) should be under constant adult supervision while playing with latex balloons. Balloons are a choking hazard and clients are responsible for not giving balloons to children three (3) years of age and younger.

Our latex balloons are 100% biodegradable, but should not be released. They should be disposed of in a rubbish receptacle.

Inhaling helium can cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness and even death. Under no circumstances, inhale helium from a balloon or from a helium tank. Inhaling helium is dangerous and can result in asphyxiation.