Bounce house dangers, precautions to take to ensure safetyUPDATED 7:50 PM HST Jun 07, 2014Video Transcript
nat GMA Bounce house tumbling A startling example of what can go very wrong! 2:06:08 "THERE'S NOT KIDS INSIDE, THERE'S NOT KIDS INSIDE?" Nat GMA Bounce Colorado police say 2 10-year- olds were trapped inside this bouncy slide when when a gust of wind sent it tumbling 300 FEET across a field. Luckily both children suffered minor injuries. And this image from New York -- an inflatable bouncy house 50 feet in the air -- seriously injuring two children. Ohana Bounce owner says these two incidents shouldn't have happened. Ryen 3:10:15 "I THOUGH IT WAS DISASTROUS. TO SEE SOMETHING FLY THAT HIGH IN THE AIR WITH CHILDREN INSIDE. YOU HAVE TO PROPERLY SECURE AN EVENT FOR THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN." 3:10:25 He says checking the wind speed is first on the list. 2 shot 3:14:54 "THAT'S OUR MAIN THING. IF IT IS ABOVE 20 - 25 WE WILL CANCEL." 3:14:56 Crews then tie down the bounce house using props around the setup site. Ryen 3:03:44 "I'M SECURING THIS TO THE TREE. ONE OF THE STRONGEST POSTS YOU CAN USE." 3:03:47 nat hammering 3:05:31 Steel hook stakes are then hammered to into the ground -- pinning down the vinyl rope. Ryen 3:05:45 "SO THE TREE PLUS THE TWO STAKES. THERE'S NO CHANCE OF THIS BLOWING AWAY!" 3:05:49." standup Ashley 3:18:14 "ANOTHER OPTION IS USING 50 POUND SAND BAGS TO SECURE THE STRAPS. GIVING CUSTOMERS A PIECE OF MIND." 3:18:20 Nat 3:22:07 Careful! Good girl!" And for parents -- watching the crews set up is key to feeling secure. Nick 3:20:00 "IT'S SECURED ALL THE WAY AROUND SO I HAVE NO WORRIES THAT IT WILL BE SAFE FOR THE KIDS." 3:20:04 Preventing a day of fun from turning into a day of disaster. nat from GMA Bounce Ashley Moser... KITV 4 News.