Over the years, trampolines have caught much attention from public health officials, but a now the attention is being transferred to a similar toy – moonwalks. Also called inflatable bounce houses, moonwalks are a popular source of fun for children, but also a place of many injuries.
In the U.S. alone, an average of 31 children require medical attention each day from injuries that occur due to moonwalks. In fact, study co-author Dr. Gary A. Smith said, “If this was an infectious disease, we’d call it an epidemic and it would be on the front pages all over the country.”
While health officials have been aware of the dangers of trampolines for years, little attention has been paid to these bounce houses, despite the similarities in children jumping on a trampoline-styled structure.
The most common injuries were fractures and strains or sprains. However, concussions and cuts are also prevalent. In most serious cases, even cervical spine injury and paralysis can occur.
If parents decide to let their kids play in these bounce houses, it is advised that they only let children 6 years of age or older and only one child in the house at a time. If this is not possible, only let children of similar age and size in the house together.
These accidents occurred most at sports or recreation sites or at someone’s home. In knowing this, it’s important to remember that if someone else’s child was injured on your property, you may be responsible for the injuries harms and losses caused by the moonwalk. Such claims would be based on a legal theory called premises liability. Although the manufacturer could be held responsible as well if you fail to enforce safety rules that the manufacturer recommends you could be held liable.
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