Balloon Safety

Balloon Safety Warning

Health & Safety

Please be aware of the potential hazards associated with balloons and balloon-related products before buying any goods or services from Rainbow Twisters. Please continue reading to ensure you are aware of the potential hazards and advice on how to avoid them in order to reduce incidents, accidents or even death. 


Helium is a natural, non-flammable, non-toxic gas. It can be used safely either inside or outside. NEVER DELIBERATELY INHALE HELIUM. IT IS AN ASPHIXIATE AND CAN CAUSE SUFFOCATION AND EVEN DEATH.

Latex Balloons

Fully inflated balloons do not present a hazard to young children, however, burst balloons can be dangerous.

Once a balloon has burst, immediately throw the broken pieces away. Children can be tempted to put pieces near or in their mouth. If the latex is drawn into the mouth there is a chance it could block 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.

Balloon Safety Warning

Latex Allergy

A small % of the population are allergic to latex ranging from minor skin irritation to anaphylaxis. Usually they will know this beforehand but it’s always recommended you check with the recipient first.

In the case of a latex allergy there are a variety of non-latex balloon alternatives such as foil balloons and plastic bubble balloons (both recyclable).

Responsible Balloon Popping

Some of our balloons may contain feathers/confetti/other balloons and should never be deliberately burst or punctured unless you do so safely and responsibly. The softest parts of the balloon are usually the safest to puncture. We recommend wearing eye protection and puncturing it away from your face/bare skin incase any debris is expelled from the balloon. Do so in a safe area where children/animals will not be in harms way. Make sure you find and throw away all balloon debris to avoid any choking hazards for children or animals.