Letter from The Balloon Council’s Chairman

The Balloon Council (TBC), an organization of retailers, distributors and manufacturers, was formed in 1990 to educate consumers and regulators about the wonders of metallic and latex balloons and the proper handling of them.

An industry has grown from a handful of small manufacturing companies, which supported family-owned distributors and retailers, to one that now produces products that are an intregal part of festivities in this country and abroad.

At the time that TBC was established several state legislatures were considering well-intentioned but ill-conceived laws, which would have severely limited consumers rights to obtain full enjoyment from balloons. These legislative attempts were based on rumor, inaccurate news reports and “expert” assertions.

TBC’s product labeling, media relations, public awareness and legislative initiatives have helped curb this negative trend by diligently setting the record straight whenever and wherever possible. This site contains information that addresses concerns that have been raised, offers scientific experiments to do and explains proper handling tips for metallic and latex balloons.

A vital link in our efforts is the, toll-free HOTLINE 800-233-8887. which fields calls from retailers and consumers seeking information they may not locate on this site on the use and enjoyment of balloons, as well as about regulations covering them.


Dan Flynn

Who We Are…

Dan Flynn
Pioneer Balloon Company

Jim Plutt
Anagram International

Dale Florio
Princeton House
160 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
(800) 233-8887
(609) 989-7491 – fax