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A Startling Look at Bounce House Dangers

A STARTLING LOOK AT Recent studies suggest the number of inflatable bounce house and moonwalk- related injuries has skyrocketed among the nation's youth over the past 21 years. BOUNCE HOUSE DANGERS HOW MANY INJURIES? INJURY CHARACTERISTICS CAUSE OF INJURY 1990 TO 2010 18% of injuries involved the neck or head. 27.5% of injuries were fractures. 64,657 An estimated 64,657 children s17 years of age with inflatable bouncer-related injuries were treated in US EDs from 1990 to 2010. 11,924 15-FOLD INCREASE 4,539 bouncer (32%) Getting Playing I Fall-related accidents (26%) Collided with another user (16%) and out of bouncer (17%) From 1995 to 2010, there was a significant 15-fold increase in the number and rate of these injuries, with an annual rate of 5.28 injuries per 100,000 US children. 2,162 were hospitalized or kept for <24 hours. concussions resulted from injuries. Other (stunts, entrapment, etc.) (9%) ONE CHILD EVERY 46 MINUTES 18,426 In 2010, 31 children per day were treated for an inflatabíe bounce-related injury, equaling a child every 46 mínutes. VS. injuries occurred in a sports/recreation place or park. 29,320 female injuries 35,267 male injuries For more information on bounce house related injuries, please visit http://austin.zdfirm.com. ZD Data Source: Pediatrics.org Zinda & Davis

A Startling Look at Bounce House Dangers

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Recent studies suggest the number of inflatable bounce house and moonwalk-related injuries has skyrocketed among the nation's youth over the past 21 years.

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