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Old 02-06-2019, 04:22 PM
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In a previous thread I mentioned that I contacted several balloon printing companies and inquired about buying their misprints that they have to throw away anyway. I was denied by all 3 companies.
Liability is the reason why.
The balloon printing companies don't want to be held responsible if the printed balloons with a client's logo or name are misused.
If a picture of a dead dolphin choked by a balloon appears in the media the company that's logo is on the balloon is going to be the villain. The printing company wants no part of that liability.
For example, if XYZ Printing Company sells an individual a bunch of misprinted McDonalds balloons and one of those balloons appears in the media choking a seal, and that picture goes viral and McDonalds gets a bunch of bad press, McDonalds can sue the printing company for releasing balloons to an unauthorized individual with their corporate logo and name without their written permission if they can prove that the balloon was sold by the company to that individual.
Maybe the Legal Eagles on the forum could chime in. I'm just saying what I was told and it does kind of make sense.
I actually spoke to a salesman at one of the 3 printing companies I contacted and this is exactly what he told me.
We live in a world dominated by rules because someone, at some time, got sued for something and nobody wants to be held liable.
The crazy thing is, the printing companies don't just throw the misprinted balloons away. They destroy them. When I asked the salesman I talked to what they actually did with the misprints he told me they have a special shredder that literally shreds the balloons into tiny shards before disposal.

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Old 07-01-2020, 01:35 PM
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A bit of a necropost but interested in finding balloons like these. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ31QZvf7Uk
But im not sure where to look for them can you help?
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by PBK View Post
In a previous thread I mentioned that I contacted several balloon printing companies and inquired about buying their misprints that they have to throw away anyway. I was denied by all 3 companies. Liability is the reason why. The balloon printing companies don't want to be held responsible if the printed balloons with a client's logo or name are misused.

Yep, that sounds about right. It may have no legal standing, but it's certainly a valid reason - basically a form of protecting the company's face against anything negative. It's completely understandable, and whilst some companies may not have a problem with one store giving one person a single balloon, the CEO is unlikely to want bags of hundreds or thousands of balloons going to a member of the public, without any say on what happens to them, and any legal fallout that may then ensue.

Even if you paid $1 million, and signed every legal disclaimer under the wire, companies just wouldn't take the risk.

It's frustrating, but I can see why. It's one of the many reasons why companies don't give out balloons now, because their logo/name is on it, and so, the media/press can use it as an easy case of "littering" or "environmental pollution". The damage it can do to a company's reputation, just isn't worth the risk, in the long run.
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