Flying Lanterns - Safety Instructions

A major benefit of releasing your own Flying Lanterns, rather than lighting fireworks, is that they are far safer. To make sure you stay safe whilst enjoying them, please follow these safety instructions:

small lantern Sky lanterns are for outdoor use only and are not toys. They should be kept away from children at all times and only used by competent adults. Do not use them under the influence of alcohol or drugs or otherwise if you do not feel safe.
small lantern Completely familiarise yourself with the lanterns before lighting and launching them. Remove any protective paper from the wire suspending the wick and the small protective plastic bag (if applicable) covering the wick before lighting. Please refer to the release instructions for more information and follow the instructions carefully.
small lantern Do not launch in wind conditions that make lighting the lantern difficult. In any case ensure that the wind is not stronger than 5 mph (please refer to a weather forecast for wind speeds in your area such as www.bbc.co.uk/weather).
small lantern Before the lantern is launched, the naked flame must be supervised at all times. Make sure you have water and / or fire extinguishers at hand and keep the lantern away from any flammable materials. Do not smoke near the lantern.
small lantern Launching a lantern in strong winds, which is torn or has burn holes or is otherwise damaged or defective may cause premature landing and fire at the point of grounding. Do not launch the lantern in such circumstances.
small lantern Check the wind direction prior to releasing the lanterns - obstacles such as buildings and trees and cables should not be in the direct flight path of the lantern and must be at least 30 meters away.
small lantern Do not release lanterns within a five mile radius of an operational airport or landing strip as the lanterns could interfere with low flying aircraft.
small lantern Do not release lanterns within two miles of a major road or motorway as the lanterns could come to rest in the path of a vehicle.
small lantern Do not release the lanterns in an area where the glow could be confused as a distress signal. Please ensure you contact the local coast guard if you intend releasing your lanterns on the beach or near the coast. This will avoid causing unnecessary alarm.
small lantern Do not release the lanterns anywhere near dry crops or woodland or any other flammable areas. Do not release the lantern anywhere where it may cause damage or be a nuisance.
small lantern Prior to use, the lanterns should be kept in a dry, secure place away from children and animals. Ensure that all children are kept under supervision and away from the source of ignition during the release.
small lantern Do not light and release the lanterns wearing flammable clothing in case the flame from the wick ignites the clothing. For additional safety, protective clothes can be worn.
small lantern Once the sky lantern has been lit and released, it must not be reused.
small lantern Launching sky lanterns in inappropriate surroundings or weather conditions or if they are damaged or defective in any way may cause fires. It could make you liable to criminal charges or civil claims for damages.
small lantern In any event, only use the lantern when you feel it is safe to do so. If you have any concerns, please contact us.

Please note when purchasing this product that you are responsible for any personal injury, civil damages claims or criminal charges that result from your release of these sky lanterns not strictly in accordance with these instructions or otherwise due to your fault or negligence. You must adhere to local laws before releasing sky lanterns and it is essential that you read, understand and follow the instructions prior to release. Launching sky lanterns in inappropriate surroundings or weather conditions or after they have been damaged may cause fires. If a lantern is damaged in any way, you must not use it.

You can download a PDF copy of the FlyAway Lanterns Safety Instructions here.

You can also download a PDF copy of the FlyAway Lanterns Release Instructions here.