Metallic Balloons Warning

Be careful with metallic balloons. They can cause a power outage if they fly.

Metallic Balloons must not fly!


In June, balloons abound in backyards, schools and parks. Wherever people are graduating, congratulating or otherwise celebrating, balloons seem to be a natural. But they are also a danger if the bunch you hold contains a shiny metallic type and if that balloon is released, there is a chance it could contact a live overhead power lines and cause a short circuit and blackout. Keep Mylar/metallic balloons weighted down and deflate them when the party’s over!