More Children Injured When Bounce House Gets Dragged by Strong Wind Gust
Posted on June 2, 2014
There is a serious risk in using bounce houses or bouncy castles on windy days. Two children in Colorado were injured when a bounce house was dragged at least 300 feet in 40 mph winds. The house was reportedly anchored down, but this did not stop the bounce house from easily blowing in the strong gust of wind.This is not even the first bouncy castle to cause injuries after getting caught in the wind this year. Two young boys were seriously injured last month when a bouncy castle was lifted up to fifty feet in the air.
Here is an ABC News report on the latest incident. ABC News cites data from the Child Injury Prevention Alliance that says bounce house injuries send one child to an emergency room every 45 minutes, on average. Take a look: