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Parents alarmed after bounce house blows into air, injuring 3 kids

Created: 05/14/2014 8:22 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A story out of New York has many New Mexico parents contemplating about whether they'll ever let their kids play in a bounce house again.

Three children were hurt when the wind lifted an inflatable bouncer about 50 feet into the air. A girl tumbled out before it flew it away and the two other boys inside fell out when the bounce house reached about 15 feet into the air.

This is not the first time something like this has happened. In 2011, wind tumbled a bounce house around at an event in New York. Thirteen kids were injured during the incident.

On average, about 30 kids are transported to emergency rooms every day for bounce house related injuries. Injuries to the head and neck are common in these houses.

Experts say parents should always watch their kids while they play in bouncers and make sure they're just jumping up and down—not doing flips.


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