Children's bounce houses contain too much lead: California AG

Children's bounce houses contain too much lead: Calif. AG
Children's bounce houses contain too much lead: Calif. AG

Kids enjoy jumping in them. Some parents like to rent them for birthday parties. But the California Attorney General's office says some bounce houses, also known as jumping castles, contain amounts of lead that violate federal and state regulations.

California Attorney General Edmund Brown filed a lawsuit against several companies that make the large inflatable structures because the vinyl used to make them contains lead at levels deemed unsafe. The companies named in the suit are Bay Area Jump, Cutting Edge Creations, Funtastic Factory (known as Einflatables.com), Magic Jump, Leisure Activities Co., The Inflatable Store, Jump for Fun, Inc. and Jump for Fun National, Inc.

The state is responding to notices it received from the Center for Environmental Health, which found in testing that parts of the bounce houses were contaminated with lead levels ranging from 5,000 parts per million to 29,000 parts per million. Federal limits on lead in children's products are 90 parts per million for painted surfaces and 300 parts per million for all other parts.