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Balloon Safety

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

WARNING: Children under 8 years of age can choke or suffocate on un-inflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision is required. Keep un-inflated balloons away from children. Discard broken balloons at once.

  • Never allow children to suck, chew or play with un-inflated balloons.
  • Supervise your 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 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.
You should never deliberately inhale helium. It is an asphyxiate and can cause suffocation, even death.
  • Never allow children or any unauthorised person to handle the cylinder or to use balloon filling equipment.
  • If transporting the cylinder by car, ensure that the vehicle is well ventilated and the cylinder is well secured.
  • Ensure cylinders are stored in well ventilated areas and away from direct heat.
  • Never open the cylinder valve without fitting an inflator nozzle first. Then proceed to open the valve slowly.
  • Always wear eye protection.
  • When inflating balloons, always point the balloon and inflator nozzle away from you.
  • Remember to close the cylinder valve after use.
  • Always use a trolley to move large cylinders - even over a short distance. Never try to move them alone. If a trolley is unavailable, enlist the help of others to help you move the cylinder.
  • In use, fasten the cylinder in an upright position to a secure support. Cylinders can cause serious injury if they fall over or roll onto you.
  • Never use equipment which may be damaged. Under no circumstances attempt to repair any item of equipment. Call us if in doubt.
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