Health & Safety
HEALTH AND SAFETY
We are committed to increasing public awareness of the potential hazards associated with balloons and balloon-related products in order to reduce incidents, accidents and death. Please take a moment to read through the following to ensure you are aware of the potential hazards and advice on how to avoid them.
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.
NEVER DELIBERATELY INHALE HELIUM. IT IS AN ASPHIXIATE AND CAN CAUSE SUFFOCATION AND EVEN DEATH
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.
CHOKING HAZARD: Children under 8 years can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.