Helium

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.
Balloon Safety Warning
  • Never allow children or any unauthorised person to handle helium cylinders or to use balloon inflation equipment
  • When inflating balloons, always point the balloon and inflator nozzle away from you.
  • Remember to close the cylinder to ‘off’ after use.
  • The canisters can be recycled by your local recycling centre.
 

Latex Balloons

Balloon Safety Warning

 Fully inflated balloons do not present a hazard to young children and are often enjoyed at parties but popped balloons can be exceedingly dangerous.  Always use a balloon pump to inflate your balloons.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.
Latex balloons are made of latex, a natural product and decompose naturally.  Please discard of your balloons in a thoughtful way, away from wildlife and the countryside.  Add latex balloons to your recycling bin.