If you have children, you know that birthdays are a big deal, and you have likely held a birthday party or two at your Pennsylvania home. While clowns were once a party staple, today's birthday entertainment often includes a bounce castle or another type of inflatable funhouse. They are also known as moon bounces, bouncers, jumpers and a variety of other names. Whatever you call them, they are great fun and children love them. However, they do come with some risks that you should know about if you are considering such a rental.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that, during the 10-year period between 2003 and 2013, hospitals treated more than 113,000 people for emergency injuries due to inflatable amusements. Another 12 people died, including older teens and adults.