House of Commons
BOUNCY CASTLE SAFETY
EDM #1474
Tabled 03 July 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House pays tribute to the young children who have sadly lost their life while playing on bouncy castles; notes the very negative effects that severe weather conditions can have on these inflatables; is aware of the case in Harlow in Summer 2016 where a young child tragically lost her life after the bouncy castle blew away in high winds due to incorrect mooring; is shocked to hear of the death of a three-year-old in Norfolk on 1 July 2018, potentially due to the effect of severe hot weather on the bouncy castle; notes, therefore, that the annual inspections of equipment are insufficient to ensure the safety of the public; further notes that inspection at installation of the inflatable could ensure greater safety for users; and therefore urges the Government to conduct a fundamental review into the legislation surrounding bouncy castles and, specifically, the inspection regime for such installations.