Bounce House Injuries – Incidents of Injury and Death

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Florida has great weather year round which allows for the use of bounce houses year round at backyard birthday parties, neighborhood parties, schools, churches, and parks. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that approximately 4900 injuries resulted in emergency room visits in 2004. There have even been deaths that have occurred in bounce houses. Many serious injuries and deaths have resulted from the lack of supervision and the presence of older children or adults with younger children. Unsupervised, many children attempt stunts that are very dangerous which in turn result in head injuries and other injuries. Good behavior by the children and constant supervision by parents and caregivers can help prevent injuries to children while playing in a bounce house.