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Don't let the angry man scare you
on February 12, 2012
I work in the waste management industry (I actually build the landfills where all of our waste is sent) and I have been trained to deal with hazardous and contaminated materials throughout my carrier, including pressurized canisters containing hazardous gasses (such as propane tanks). And this product is NOT hazardous in any way. If you choose to dispose of it in your trash, simply take it outside and crack the valve open to be sure there is no more pressurized material inside the canister before you do so. Once all of the helium has escaped simply leave the valve wide open so the canister wont pop if it is crushed. What you will be left with is a perfectly harmless piece of material that is under no pressure and contains only the air that exists in the atmosphere. Helium itself is not hazardous to the earth, and an empty open canister isn't hazardous to people (unless you somehow find a way to drop it on your foot I suppose). I think the man who freaked out over this product being dangerous needs to get a life and stop trying to scare and guilt people into feeling bad about having a little fun. There are plenty of real things in the world that are hazardous to the environment and ones health, and this most certainly is not one of them. As for choosing to recycle, I know of many up-to-date facilities in my area that could handle such a harmless product. All of that said I was happy with this product. It provided my family and me with weeks of fun with our newly bought Air Swimmers. I have ordered another tank because we cant get enough of these fun flying toys, and the pets love them too. Don't be scared people, any reasonable adult that has handled a propane tank for a grill most certainly will have no problem handling this product, as helium is far less dangerous than propane. Just be sure to follow the instructions on use and storage and have fun.