Latex balloon manufacturers print warnings, cautions, and safety instructions on the packaging, and not on the product itself. Here are some of the warnings often found on latex balloon bags. The list may not be exhaustive.


  • Adult supervision required
  • Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Choking Hazard - Children less than 8 years can choke or suffocate on non-inflated or broken balloons
  • Keep non-inflated balloons away from children
  • Balloons may contain other small parts that pose as a choking hazard (i.e. led light)
  • Discard broken balloons immediately¬†
  • Do not inhale helium. Helium reduces¬†and can eliminate oxygen available for breathing. Inhaling helium can result in serious personal injury or even death
  • Do not release outdoors or near power lines. May cause power outages or damage
  • Do not use metallic ribbon
  • Always use with counterweight
  • Ribbon attached to a balloon could pose a choking or entanglement injury