The Information Resource For Accident Victims In Pennsylvania

Dangers of Backyard Trampolines

According to a study conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 91,870 trampoline-related hospital visits in 2001. Of those injured on or near a trampoline, about 93 percent were less than 15 years of age, and 11 percent were less than 5 years of age. These injuries commonly involve damage to the head or neck.

The most dangerous aspects of trampoline use include:

• Colliding with another person on the trampoline
• Landing improperly while jumping or doing stunts on the trampoline
• Falling or jumping off the trampoline
• Falling on the trampoline springs or frame

Consider some tips the CPSC has provided to ensure your children play as safely as possible:

• Allow only one person on the trampoline at a time.
• Do not attempt or allow somersaults because landing on the head or neck can cause paralysis.
• Do not use the trampoline without shock-absorbing pads that completely cover its springs, hooks and frame.
• No child under 6 years of age should use a full-size trampoline.
• Always supervise children who use a trampoline.
• Trampoline net enclosures can help prevent injuries from falls from trampolines.

To find the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Trampoline Safety Alert, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/085.html

Get Help Now





Carpey Law - Memberships & Recognitions

Logo of Justice.org at Carpeylaw.comLogo of Justice.org at Carpeylaw.com Sample image for Teens Against Distracted Driving at Carpeylaw.com Logo of Wounded Warrior Project at Carpeylaw.com Logo of Million Dollar Advocates at Carpeylaw.com Justia.com Logo - Stuart A. Carpey profile at Justia lawyers Directory Thumb image of Mainline Today Top Lawyer 2012 Thumb image of Suburban Life Awesome Attorney 2012 Stuart A. Carpey is a Top Rated Personal Injury  Attorney BBB rating A+