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bounce houses a big hit at parties but number of kids injured has soared 15-fold, study finds
A national study found that they may be a big hit at children\'s birthday parties, but inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous and the number of injured has surged in recent years.
Children often squeeze into the bounce house, and jumping up and down will also allow other children to fly into the sky.
These figures show 30 in the United States. S.
Children are treated daily in the emergency room to prevent fractures, sprains, cuts and concussion due to bounce house accidents.
Most of the time, the child falls from the inflatable toy or outside, and many children are injured when they collide with other bouncing children.
Number of children aged 17 and under who have an emergency-
Bounce House injured room treatment climbed with the pop of Bounce House
From less than 1,000 in 1995 to nearly 11,000 in 2010. That\'s a 15-
It has doubled since 2008.
\"I am surprised by this number, especially the rapid increase in the number of injuries,\" said lead author Dr . \"
Gary Smith, director, Injury Research and Policy Center, Columbus National Children\'s Hospital, Ohio.
There are bounce houses in amusement parks and amusement parks, and toys can also be rented or purchased for home use.
Smith and his colleagues analyzed the national monitoring data maintained by the United States, which involved emergency room treatment for non-fatal injuries associated with bounce housesS.
Consumer Product Safety Committee
Their study was published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.
Only About Children were hospitalized, mainly with fractures. More than one-
Three of the injured were children aged 5 and under.
The safety committee recommends that children under 6 years of age are not allowed to use
The size of the trampoline, says Smith, prohibits children from smaller families
It makes sense to use the bounce house.
\"There is no evidence that the size or location of the inflatable bodyguard can affect the risk of injury,\" he said . \".
Laura Woodburn said other suggestions often listed in the manufacturer\'s instructions include not letting the bounce house fill up too many children, also do not let young children join with larger, heavier children or adults as a spokeswoman for the National Association of rides safety officials.
The study did not include death, but some accidents were fatal.
Separate data from the product safety board showed that from 2003 to 2007 there were four bounce house deaths, all of which involved children hitting their heads on hard surfaces.
Last year, several non-fatal accidents occurred when bounce houses collapsed or were blown up by strong winds.
The authors of the study noted that a group that issued voluntary industry standards said that bounce houses should be supervised by trained operators and suggested that bodyguards be prohibited from flipping and deliberately colliding with others.
The damage to the bounce house is similar to that of the trampoline, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not using the trampoline at home.
The authors say policymakers should consider whether similar precautions are needed to rebound the house.