Injuries among children who play on inflatable bouncing houses is on the rise according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. The bounce houses, inflatable castles and moonwalks are a frequent sight at children’s birthday parties or carnivals and have been popular for years. However, researchers say that the amusements come with a real risk for children in terms of fractures, strains and even injuries that result from colliding with other children.
Doctors that participated in the survey found that from 2008 to 2010 the number of injuries related to children playing on such inflatable toys more than doubled. The numbers reported were astounding: an average of 31 children are hurt each day on the bouncy houses.
In response to the number of injuries, physicians are recommending that guidelines be drawn up for those using the bouncing houses and that they be better designed to prevent injury.
The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
Though something like a bouncy house hardly seem dangerous, the fact is that even familiar items can pose big risks to your family, especially young children.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective consumer product, including an inflatable bouncing house, consider consulting with an experienced VA injury attorney. My colleagues and I have the background to fight for the justice you deserve.
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