Safety instructions for Balloonium® gas cylinders

Balloons are fun!

Make sure they remain so by following the safety points outlined below:


  • When transporting a cylinder by car ensure that the vehicle is well ventilated and the cylinder is well secured
  • Ensure cylinders are stored in well ventilated areas, away from direct heat
  • Always wear eye protection when using a cylinder. When inflating balloons always point the balloon and inflator away from you. Remember to close the cylinder valve after use
  • Always use a proper trolley for moving large cylinders, even for a short distance
  • Always fasten the cylinder to a secure support in an upright position when in use. Cylinders can cause serious injury if they fall over or roll onto you
  • Keep cylinders away from children at all times. Responsible adults only should use cylinders and other equipment


  • Do not deliberately inhale Balloonium® helium. Although not poisonous it can result in asphyxiation
  • Never open the cylinder valve without fitting an inflator, and then open the valve slowly
  • Never use equipment which may be damaged

Under no circumstances attempt to repair any item of equipment.

For a copy of the Air Products helium safety data sheet click here

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United Kingdom
Air Products PLC
Millennium Gate
Westmere Drive
Crewe CW1 6AP
T 0800 389 0202


Air Products Ireland Ltd
Unit 950
Western Industrial Estate
Killeen Road
Dublin 12
T 1800 99 50 29

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