Another Bounce House Blows Away: How to Keep Your Kids Safe
New video this weekend showed a large bounce house blowing across a field in Colorado. The terrifying incident happened with a boy and girl playing inside. Luckily, neither suffered serious injuries.
That was not the case last month in upstate New York, as two boys were seriously hurt when a huge gust of wind swept a bounce house more than 50 feet in the air.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck talked to Zach Aszklar, owner of Connecticut Bounce House, about what you can do this summer to make sure your kids are safe. He said that his company won't even rent out the inflatable houses if the wind rating is 25 or above on that day.
Here are some tips from Aszklar for parents:
1) Give the bounce house a visual inspection and make sure it looks safe and secure before your child enters.
2) In addition to windy days, bounce houses should not be used when it's raining.
3) In terms of securing the bounce house to the ground, watch the video above for Aszklar's tips on how to do that on grass or on concrete.
4) Note where the exits are in case the bounce house starts to deflate with a child inside. He said most have a velcro emergency door at the top.
Aszklar cautioned that commercial bounce houses will start to deflate immediately if the air blower becomes disconnected.