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Balloon Care Information

Balloon Care Information

Thank you for choosing The Wild Card for your special occasion, we hope you are delighted with your displays.  All of our balloons are of the highest quality and all orders are quality checked. 

This Care Sheet will assure you get the maximum enjoyment from your displays.

1. Balloons and Temperature: Please don’t leave balloons in a hot car – helium expands in the heat and this could cause your balloons to pop! We recommend that you use air conditioning in your vehicle when transporting balloons on a hot day. If your balloons get rained on and start to droop, don’t worry – they’ll float again when dry. When helium-filled balloons are taken outside in the cold, they will temporarily deflate and will re-inflate again when taken back into the warm.

Balloons should be kept indoors overnight and not stored in outbuildings such as garages, sheds or vehicles, they should also be floating freely on their weights and not kept inside a bag or a box.

2. Balloons – Child and Pet Precautions: Balloons are not a toy. Un-inflated or burst balloons can present a choking hazard and should never be left with children without supervision. Store balloons away from children and pets to ensure that they cannot get themselves tangled with balloon ribbons or accidentally ingest popped balloons or their decorative contents such as confetti, feathers, or other materials. If a balloon pops, clear away any broken balloons and its decorative contents (if applicable) immediately.

3. Balloons and Allergies: Most balloons are made of natural rubber latex and may cause allergies. Please look out for symptoms in case of allergies and seek immediate medical attention.

4. Inhalation of Helium: Inhaling helium can be dangerous and it is not recommended. It can deprive your body of oxygen and can result in a fatality.

5. Balloons and Ceilings: Lights, paint textures, irregular surfaces and even static can all pop balloons. If you are planning on placing your balloons on a ceiling, ensure that you test it first.

6. Latex balloons and Oxidization: Clear balloons become cloudy quickly when exposed to heat and sunshine. Coloured balloons will take on a velvety, matte appearance.

7. Balloons can Pop: While we use the highest quality balloons and take every precaution necessary with your balloons to ensure they last through your event, once the balloons leave our door or we have left the venue, their care is out of our control.

8. Balloons and the Environment: At the end of a balloon’s life, cut the end of the balloon with scissors to remove any air or balloon gas, then dispose of it in the bin. NEVER release balloons into the environment. ALL released balloons become litter. They can get caught up in trees or power lines.