The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises against the use of trampolines by children. In recent years, as their popularity has increased, the number and severity of injuries has increased
- In 1999, hospital emergency rooms treated 98, 889 injuries to children under the age of 15. This number has increased from 37,555 injuries since 1991.
- Since 1990, CPSC has received reports of eleven deaths involving trampolines.
- About four percent of all trampoline injuries treated in an emergency room result in hospitalization.
- Almost all of the trampolines associated with injuries were at private homes, usually in back yards.
Injuries and deaths were caused by:
- 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
Injuries incurred most often to the leg and foot (40% of the total injuries) followed by injuries to the arm/hand (29% of the total injuries), head/face (20% of the total injuries), and injuries to the shoulder/trunk (10% of total injuries). Injuries have included:
- Death #