inflatable bouncer-related injuries sharply increase in the u.s.
Some of these \"bounce houses\" or moonwalks are available for rent, or buy and take home for birthday parties and other such parties.
As their popularity soared, the number of children visiting the emergency department in the United States
Americans injured in these recreational activities are also growing at an alarming rate: from 1995, the number of injuries reported has increased by 15 times.
According to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics, 2010.
Although they are generally considered safe by the public, the study provides compelling data to bring to the attention of all parents the risks associated with these colorful Airfilled devices.
Injuries include strain, sprains and fractures, and injuries to the head and neck.
Lower limb fractures are more common than upper limb fractures as children age, which is consistent with a small study at the Los Angeles Children\'s Hospital in 2008 that examined fracture patterns in 49 children aged 1. 5-
Treatment for 15 years from 20022007.
Injuries usually occur in the fall and departure of bodyguards, as well as collisions with other children in the bounce house.
Some injuries also occurred due to planned stunts-
Includes flipping, head sliding down or diving first.
Injuries often occur when older children play with younger children --
Significant differences in height and weight may lead to the severity of falls and subsequent injuries.
Most worrying is that the number and rate of injuries has almost doubled since 2008 --
2010, based on research data.
On 2010, 31 children in the US emergency department were treated every day for injuries to bodyguards --
About 1 child every 46 seconds.
The possible cause of increased injuries may be related to an absolute increase in the number of inflatable bodyguards, possible changes in design, and an increase in injury reports.
Of course, these data only reflect patients who are treated in the emergency department.
Many people may have been treated in a doctor\'s office or in an emergency center.
It is worth noting that in this study, injured children over 1 out of 3 were less than 6 years old
Consumer Product Safety Committee for this age group (CPSC)
No trampoline is recommended.
In many ways, the rapid growth of bouncer-related injuries and their similarities to trampoline injuries should increase the need for a safer guide for the use of inflatable bouncers.
American Academy of Pediatrics in 2012AAP)
In a statement, it is recommended not to use the trampoline at home or in entertainment, and it is recommended that the trampoline only be part of a structured training program with strict safety measures.
The similarity of injury patterns and the increase in injury rates suggest that AAP should perhaps consider making similar statements regarding the use of inflatable bodyguards by children.
At this point, public health officials and the medical community have not yet put forward any safety advice on the use of inflatable bodyguards for children --
Maybe it\'s time now.