Case 348 – Children not allowed to have balloons

Issue

Enquirer was told that they could not give out air-filled balloons to children after a library book event due to unspecified health and safety reasons. Instead they had to burst them and throw them away.

Panel opinion

What a lot of hot air! There are no health and safety regulations which stand in the way of children having fun with balloons.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case348-children-not-allowed-to-have-balloons.htm