A flying hazard

News Jun 04, 2009 Flamborough Review

The Office of the Fire Marshal has requested that Health Canada take action to ban the sale of “Flying Lanterns” in Canada.

The item, currently being sold online and at retail stores, resembles a small paper hot-air balloon fuelled by an open flame. When released, the hot air released by the fuel source lifts the lantern to extreme heights and allows it to drift for long distances. Due to their uncontrolled and unpredictable flight path, the lanterns can land in trees, on rooftops or other combustible properties and potentially cause a fire.

Concerns regarding the lanterns have resulted in this product being banned in certain parts of Asia.

For enquiries regarding the Flying Lantern and potential fire hazards, call the OFM at (416) 325-3100.

A flying hazard

News Jun 04, 2009 Flamborough Review

The Office of the Fire Marshal has requested that Health Canada take action to ban the sale of “Flying Lanterns” in Canada.

The item, currently being sold online and at retail stores, resembles a small paper hot-air balloon fuelled by an open flame. When released, the hot air released by the fuel source lifts the lantern to extreme heights and allows it to drift for long distances. Due to their uncontrolled and unpredictable flight path, the lanterns can land in trees, on rooftops or other combustible properties and potentially cause a fire.

Concerns regarding the lanterns have resulted in this product being banned in certain parts of Asia.

For enquiries regarding the Flying Lantern and potential fire hazards, call the OFM at (416) 325-3100.

A flying hazard

News Jun 04, 2009 Flamborough Review

The Office of the Fire Marshal has requested that Health Canada take action to ban the sale of “Flying Lanterns” in Canada.

The item, currently being sold online and at retail stores, resembles a small paper hot-air balloon fuelled by an open flame. When released, the hot air released by the fuel source lifts the lantern to extreme heights and allows it to drift for long distances. Due to their uncontrolled and unpredictable flight path, the lanterns can land in trees, on rooftops or other combustible properties and potentially cause a fire.

Concerns regarding the lanterns have resulted in this product being banned in certain parts of Asia.

For enquiries regarding the Flying Lantern and potential fire hazards, call the OFM at (416) 325-3100.