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Inflatable bounce houses, also known as bouncy castles, are very popular at outdoor festivals and events. They can also be rented for private parties and are often featured at birthday events at home. The companies that offer these rentals or who set up bouncy castles at events have a duty of care to make sure children stay safe.

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Unfortunately, while colorful and fun, inflatable bounce houses do pose a hazard and there has been an increase in the number of Cooper City childhood injuries and U.S. injuries from these attractions.

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Now that the holidays are over, many children are spending time with the new toys and games they have gotten as gifts over the last few weeks. It’s a joyous time, but unfortunately not every toy which is available for sale today is safe and parents need to continue to be vigilant about toy safety in their Hollywood homes.

Unsafe toys cause injuries to children in Hollywood each year. Sharp edges can cause lacerations while small parts can pose a choking hazard. Any toys with long strings can be an asphyxiation danger and some toys over the past few years have posed a burn, electrocution, or toxic substance hazard.

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If you have children in your life, there are several things you can do to keep them safe:

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The holidays should be a fun and joyous time for children, but unfortunately injuries to children and minors do happen in Weston. The holidays can pose risks for children because it is a busy time and holiday decorations come with their own hazards. Unsafe toys and travel can also create additional risks for injury. There are several things friends and family members can do to keep children safe at this time of year:

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Gifts are a big part of holiday celebrations, but each year children are rushed to the emergency room due to unsafe holiday toys, décor, or gifts. To avoid child injuries in your Plantation home, you will want to:

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At this time of year, many Hollywood and Florida residents are checking off the final items on their holiday lists. If you have any children on your list, however, it’s important to keep in mind that unsafe toys can and do cause serious injury each year. Just because something is available online or in stores, it does not ensure it is safe.

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World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) has released a list of top unsafe toys in 2021 and this is a good list to start with to ensure you are not purchasing unsafe products. There are also other ways to help avoid childhood injury in Hollywood related to unsafe toys:

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In Weston and across South Florida, many children are looking forward to Halloween this year. The holiday often means dressing up in costumes for parties, school events, and trick-or-treating, but while this should be a fun experience, unsafe costumes can have tragic consequences.

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Each year, children are at serious risk of injury because of their Halloween costumes, which can cause tripping hazards, contribute to pedestrian accidents, or can pose choking dangers. Before Halloween, make sure you check your children’s costumes for safety, whether you’re using store-bought costumes or home-made.

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Playgrounds in Hollywood, Florida should be a fun and safe place for children to play. Unfortunately, each year about half a million American children are injured on the nation’s playgrounds, according to the CDC (National Centers For Disease Control and Prevention).

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Playgrounds are an important part of childhood, offering hours of playtime. They’re also important for developing fitness, large muscle groups, fine motor control, and social skills and some playgrounds also have sensory enrichment options. A few hours at the playground on a sunny Key Largo day should be part of childhood but unfortunately each year the legal team at Flaxman Law Group speaks with worried parents whose children have been injured when playing on playgrounds.

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Childhood injuries in Hollywood are devastating, but unfortunately they are common. Children are naturally curious and do not always understand how to stay safe. If you’re a parent or caregiver, these ten tips can help you reduce the risk of injury to your kids:

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At this time of year, many children in Hollywood and across South Florida look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween. At this time, many parents are looking for costumes. Unfortunately, each year children are injured by unsafe costumes. Costumes can lead to burn injuries, skin breakouts, eye injuries, trip and fall injuries, and more.

There are ways to create fun and enjoyable costumes while keeping your kids safe from injuries:

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