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New bounce house nightmare: How to protect your kids

by Jeff Rossen and Lindsey Bomnin /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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On Memorial Day, several children in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were injured when a waterspout sent the bounce house they were playing in high into the air. It was only the latest headline about kids getting hurt in the popular party attraction.

TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen spoke to Dan Stuckey, general manager of safety-certified bounce house company Jump and Jam, about how to enjoy bounce houses safely. Some tips:

  • Follow the instructions carefully; nail the bounce house securely to the ground with stakes on all sides.
  • If the wind gets up to 15 to 20 miles per hour and the tops of trees are swaying, take the bounce house down to avoid injuries.

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