A Burbank manufacturer of inflatable bounce houses is being sued by the state for allowing too much lead in its products.
Last month the California Attorney General's Office went after 11 manufacturers of the popular inflatable structures, saying the houses contain more than 300 parts per million of lead, the legal limit under federal rules. In filing the lawsuit, Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown also noted that the standard set by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission will be even more strict in August 2011, allowing only 100 ppm.
The Burbank firm, Magic Jump Inc., says its products are safe and that it is cooperating in the case.
The state lawsuit follows civil litigation launched by the private Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health.
Representatives for the center and the attorney general's office said they are not aware of any cases where children have been made sick directly by exposure to the lead in the bounce houses.