Childhood Injuries from Bounce Houses on the Rise

As the number of children who play on inflatable bouncers increases, so do injury rates, a new study shows.

In fact, from 1990 to 2010, more than 64,000 children were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries they received while playing on bounce houses or moonwalks.

Authors of the study, published in the December issue of Pediatrics, said fractures, strains and sprains of the arms or legs were the most common injuries, according to a news release from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“The authors state that the study underscores the need for guidelines for safer bouncer usage and improvement in bouncer design to prevent injuries,” the news release states.

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