Bounce house injuries rise, could be considered an 'epidemic'

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Bounce house injuries rise, could be considered an 'epidemic'
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Emergency room doctors have been treating children with injuries sustained in bounce houses for years now, but visits are becoming more frequent, Time reports.

Several incidents have made national headlines recently: In May, two children in New York were blown 15 feet in the air before tumbling out of a bounce house; one of the kindergartners remains hospitalized. A similar incident took place in Colorado over the weekend, with two children being blown across a field after the bounce house they were playing in was picked up by a gust of wind.

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