Bounce House Alert!

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Bounce House Alert!
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 2:54pm

Of all the things we've worried about when watching our kids gleefully tumble around in an inflatable bouncy castle -- broken bones, the house deflating, the possible risk of lead -- here's one we hadn't panicked about yet: The house flying away.

But that's exactly what happend this weekend in New York: 13 people were injured -- several children and a 36-year-old mom who remains in critical condition -- when a big gust of wind lifted three inflatable bounce houses off their moorings. And it's not the first time that this has happened: Wind is a major factor in bounce house injuries, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Bounce House Alert: Read This Before You Let Your Kids in One!-


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