Wish Ballon safety

Here is some safety information taken from the supplier of these wish balloons
Please take the time to read these notes, printed instructions also come with your ballons
 
 
These wish balloons are a truly wonderful way to mark any celebration and for remembering a loved one, as these are made from paper why not write a message onto your balloon before it floats off into the sky!
 
The balloons are the new eco friendly version which contain NO wire parts am delighted to be able to have this on the website as there are few retailers with this type of balloon

There has been extensive coverage in the national press about the issue of the metal wire that resides in all popular lantern designs. Here at mycraftycandles we have available this new ground breaking sky lantern that uses NO metal parts.

The  fuel cell is attached with a Dragon Wool which is flame retardent and harmless to animals
Whilst all lanterns are biodegradable, the metal used in most lanterns will of course take much much longer to biodegrade than the wool used in these lanterns that is much safer to the environment.

The new lantern design is very compact further reducing packaging weight and size.

Dragon Wool: Patented flame retardant wool.
Outer paper - rice paper
Bamboo frame
 
Dragon wool is non resilient and feels almost exactly like wool. Perfectly harmless to animals if ingested.
All of this infomation has been supplied to me direct from the supplier
 
For your information here is a great video on you tube showing the balloons in a lantern festival in Tiawan it will give you an idea of their size and the wonderfull effect they create
 
click here for video footage
 
 

Sky Lantern point Safety Guide, there will be a guide sent with the balloons also 

Please follow this 10 point safety guide and the safety instructions

in order to get the maximum enjoyment from your Sky Lanterns.

 

 

 

 

 

-Always keep water or fire extinguishers nearby.

-Children in the launch area must be kept under supervision at all times.

-No persons under the influence of alcohol should be involved in the handling or igniting of the lanterns.
-Ensure that the wind is not stronger than 5 mph.

-Unpack lanterns in a safe environment, away from any sources of ignition.

-Take care not to tear the delicate paper.

-Never use near roads, dry standing crops, or in places where they may be misinterpreted as a distress signal.

-Remember that each lantern is quite large, is a potential fire hazard, and has to land somewhere.
-It is the responsibilityof the firer to use the product safely.
-Do not release within 5 miles of an airport.
-Ensure that trees or power lines are not in the flight path.

-Ensure that the flight path is clear and lanterns will not drift into buildings.
 
- If there is a slight breeze, ensure that when launched, your sky lanterns,do not fly towards buildings, trees, airports, roads or any area they may pose a danger.
 
-Ensure that all spectators stand upwind of the people launching the Sky Lanterns.

Safety

-These articles are intended for use by responsible adults.
-Wear gloves and fire-proof clothing, and have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher handy.

Launching

-Check the direction of the wind before lighting to ensure no obstacles.
-Ensure the lantern is fully extended, and not creased or hanging sideways.
-This is best done by holding the top of the lantern, gently lifting it a couple of feet, then dropping it sharply.
-Air pressure will inflate the unit
-Hold the lantern upright, and have a helper light the wick. after a few seconds thelantern will feel lighter, and then gradually rise.
-Do not attempt to throw it up into the air - just guide it and let it go by itself.... Then stand back and enjoy!
 -If you intend to organize a mass Sky Lantern launch we recommended that you inform the relevant local authorities
- A sky lantern once launched can fly for for approximately 5-10 minutes in thr correct waether conditions. Once the fuel cell has expired and the flames is burnt out the balloon will float gently down to ground.  These eco friendly balloons are made from biodegradable materials and decompose quickly leavingno dangerous parts
 
- Notes

Sky-lanterns (khoom Fay) tend to right themselves automatically as they ascend.
Tethering the lanterns is not recommended. Whilst this may work in very still conditions, the tether often prevents the unit from remaining upright as the wind blows.

Sky-lanterns are safe when used correctly but are not toys and should not be used by children