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Bounce house injuries soaring

Kids’ visits to ERs average 30 a day

In this 2005 file photo, children play in a bounce house in Vidor, Texas.
Photographer: The Associated Press
In this 2005 file photo, children play in a bounce house in Vidor, Texas.
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They may be a big hit at kids’ birthday parties, but inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous, with the number of injuries soaring in recent years, a nationwide study found. Kids often crowd into bounce houses, and jumping up and down can send other children flying into the air, too. The numbers suggest 30 U.S. children a day are treated in emergency rooms for broken bones, sprains, cuts and concussions from bounce house accidents. Most ...

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