Beware Of Cheap Chinese Lanterns

Beware of Cheap LanternsWe are well aware there are cheaper Chinese Lanterns for you to purchase.  Here are some reasons not to buy cheap lanterns:

  • Cheaper lanterns may not be fire retardant and may catch fire.
  • Wicks may be glycerine based and are liable to drip as the lantern floats away.
  • Cheap lanterns may still have wire in them to keep their shape and therefore are dangerous if they land near animals.  They also will not biodegrade.
  • The instructions inside are often basic and not nearly detailed enough.
  • The paper may be very thin causing problems unpacking the lantern successfully and meaning it is more likely to catch fire.
  • Often the wick is too close to the lantern, causing it to burn the paper.
  • A cheap lantern may contain asbestos string.
  • They may not contain anti moisture packets, meaning the lantern may be damp which creates a problem when trying to launch the lantern.

We have made this information available to you so you can make an informed choice about the Chinese Lanterns you purchase.

Thank you

Chinese Lanterns Online Team

Tel: 00 44 (1)708 347220


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