Wind Sends Bounce House Flying Through Sky, Injuring Two Toddlers

Aleksander Chan · 10/13/14 07:05AM

Two toddlers were injured, one critically, after the bounce house they were playing in was picked up by a gust of wind and sent flying through the air before crashing back down to the ground. One father told reporters he was informed by a volunteer at Sullivan's Farm in Nashua, NH that the structure was open and free to play on; farm officials say the bounce was being dried from a cleaning and wasn't tied down.

Bounce House Carries Girls Away on Gust of Wind

Max Read · 02/20/11 08:38PM

Two girls were hurt in Arizona over the weekend when the inflatable castle in which they were bouncing was carried away by a sudden gust of wind and deposited on the roof of a neighbor's house. One of the girls is still in the emergency room with serious head injuries, apparently in "serious but stable condition"; the other seems to have escaped with only minor injuries. In the future, please, remember to properly secure your enormous air-filled castle; but remember that wind is not the only danger threatening your bounce house-occupying children: Last year, California's attorney general filed a lawsuit over high levels of lead in bounce-house vinyl. [ABC15; KOLD; stock image via Shutterstock]

Bouncy Castles Will Kill Your Kids

Hamilton Nolan · 08/12/10 10:34AM

Today in Reasons You're a Terrible Parent: that bouncy castle that you rented for your child's birthday party has probably already caused them irreparable lead poisoning. Sorry.