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Trampoline Safety

| Aug 24, 2011

Bouncing in a trampolines can be a fun, active activity for children, but it can also be very dangerous, according to news reports . According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 100,000 children are injured on trampolines each year.

As a Beaufort personal injury lawyer , I always keep a look out on potetally dangerous activities for children, especially if they involve a recalled product. Here are some statistics, from the U.S. CPSC about trampoline injuries:

» 75 percent of the injuries that occur on trampolines happen on the trampoline mat, not from falling off of the trampoline and hitting the ground.

» 83 percent of all trampoline injuries happened when there was more than one person on the trampoline.

» Children younger than 6 are most likely to be injured on a trampoline.

Here are some trampoline safety tips:

» Adult supervision is the best way to help prevent injuries.

» Allow only one person on the trampoline at a time. Two or more people on the trampoline at the same time create greater risk for collisions.

» Put safety netting around the trampoline and always keep the entry point through the netting to the trampoline closed when someone is using the trampoline.

» Cover the steel frame and the springs of the trampoline with thick padding.

» Do not allow children younger than 6 to use trampolines.

» Inspect the trampoline mat, springs and frame on a regular basis to identify potential problems.

While we don't handle this kind of personal injury case we feel that it's important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a product, you might wish to contact a Beaufort personal injury lawyer who can help.

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