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Smart Balloon Practices Make July 4th Celebrations Better

Balloon Council Says Keep Balloons Weighted So They Don’t Fly Away

Trenton,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) June 19, 2017

A patriotic display of red, white and blue balloons is a great way to show your American pride this Fourth of July, but The Balloon Council reminds everyone to keep them securely tied down so they don’t float away.

The Balloon Council, an organization made up of responsible retailers, distributors, and manufacturers dedicated to educating others about the wonders of balloons and the proper handling of them, recommends following Smart Balloon Practices to make sure balloons don’t wind up where they don’t belong:

  • Do not release foil balloons into the air
  • Keep balloons secured with a string and tied to a weight
  • If you have a group of helium-filled balloons tie each balloon individually to the weight so they won’t detach as a cluster
  • Keep deflated or popped latex balloons away from children to avoid risks of choking
  • Latex balloons are made of natural rubber latex and are biodegradable, but may cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to natural rubber latex
  • When finished with balloons, pop them and properly dispose of them
  • #BeBalloonSmart

“Everyone loves balloons, they make us feel happy and are a great way to celebrate, but we need people to be mindful of how they handle and dispose of balloons and #BeBalloonSmart,” said Lorna O’Hara, of The Balloon Council.

Last month in California, The Balloon Council launched the new “Meet Faraday Smart Balloon Practices Campaign.”  This is a national education effort to increase awareness of Smart Balloon Practices by empowering the public to take simple steps that will help mitigate issues that threaten to impact the use and enjoyment of balloons across the country.

In September, the new “Meet Faraday Smart Balloon Practices Campaign” will kick-off in New Jersey to coincide with International Balloon Month and the Balloons Lift Up annual campaign.

The Balloon Council invites the public to share their balloon-filled celebration photos with us by posting to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/balloonsliftup or our Instagram site: https://www.instagram.com/balloonsliftup/ and using the hashtag #BeBalloonSmart.

For more information about Smart Balloon Practices visit: https://balloonsliftup.com/

 

The Balloon Council, an organization made up of responsible retailers, distributors, and manufacturers dedicated to educating others about the wonders of balloons and the proper handling of them.

Stacey Ehling
Princeton Strategic Communications
Communications Manager
609-408-2461
stacey@princetonscgroup.com

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