February 13, 2019 Paul Taylor and Joanie Arrott
We often receive questions from Fund members about buying or renting inflatable bounce houses or moon walks for school carnivals or celebrations. Sometimes these events are managed by the school and sometimes by a parent organization or booster club.
In either case, it is a good idea to understand that inflatables are considered “amusement rides” by the state of Texas and are licensed and inspected as amusement rides.
An article from the Texas Bar Journal explains the considerations needed before taking your first bounce, starting with this tip:
“Vendors: Check the TDI website and rent your inflatable only from a reputable vendor who can provide you with a current Amusement Ride Compliance Sticker showing insurance and annual inspection and make sure that the sticker is current and the vend/serial number matches the inflatable vend/serial number that you are renting.”
Based on injury statistics, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends the following for equipment set up and use:
Discover more tips and read about the regulations and liability concerns of inflatables in the Texas Bar Journal article.