Safety starts at the time of purchasing a new bounce house. Our bounce house store
has many new bounce houses available that comply with the most modern Federal and State laws. These laws limit the chemicals used in manufacturing inflatables and the safety features they must have.
Every new inflatable bounce house that is sold comes with an owners manual. Parents need to spend the time to read the owners manual so that they may understand all of the safety features available with their new bounce house and the precautions they must take with its use. Every bounce house is different and may have safety instructions which are unique to that specific model.
Weather related injuries are quite common with bounce houses. Wind, for example, can toss an inflatable around and send it airborne like a kite. Additionally, lightning is dangerous. A simple show may also make the vinyl slippery and cause children to fall and sustain injuries. A bounce house should only be used on days where the weather is clear of storms, rain and wind.
Where the inflatable is setup in the yard must be free from debris, overhead objects and anything that may come into contact with the inflatable. Besides the risk of rapid deflation, overhead power lines can be extremely dangerous. And don't forget that a bounce house allows children to play at an elevated height. This places them closer to reaching overhead objects with toys.
Preventing uncontrolled rolling, and flight, is first accomplished by inflating the bounce house on level ground. If the ground is not to grade, the risks of rollover accidents increases - especially if all the children jump around in the lowest section of the bounce house. In addition to positioning the inflatable on level ground, parents must use any supplied anchors that come with the bounce house. These stakes can often prevent injuries by allowing parents enough time to get the children out of the inflatable before the next gust of wind arrives.
The bounce house blower should be powered by connecting it to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) enabled electrical outlet. No extension cords should be used when powering the blower.
Any child that enters the inflatable bounce house must first remove their shoes and any objects that may be sharp. Common items that are known to puncture bounce houses, and scratch other children, are earrings, necklaces, belts and of course toys. The only safe toys to play with in a bounce house are bounce house balls
and other manufacturer approved accessories.
Proper supervision is important when children are playing in a bounce house. Should an accident occur, or children get out of hand, a supervising adult can remedy the problem quickly before more serious harm occurs. A qualified attendant needs to watch the children playing at all times!
Children jumping around in a bounce house get quite a workout. Parents need to keep an eye on their children and require them to rest when they grow tired. Fatigue can lead to children losing their balance and resting in an area where other children are jumping around. This increases the potential of fatigued children being jumped on by others playing inside the inflatable.