Having a trampoline, can make a child the envy of the neighborhood. After all, what child doesn't want to bounce and flip and experiment with new tricks, imitating their favorite athletes and superheros? While having a trampoline not only provides fun for your child but good exercise as well, trampolines can be very dangerous if they aren't assembled and used properly. Trampolines can cause a number of injuries for your child, ranging from broken bones to head and spinal injuries.
A study performed by the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, says trampoline injuries can be reduced by 30-80 percent purely through product engineering and design. Dr. Eager conducted this study and discovered there were less injuries in families that owned soft-edge trampoline designs as opposed to traditional designed trampolines. The soft edge spring free trampolines reduced injuries to jumpers by 30-80 percent. The main causes of trampoline injuries are typically falling off and injuries caused by landing on the frame, springs or equipment.
The other main causes of injury include multiple jumpers, hurting one's self, and getting on or off, all of which can only be controlled by the user's actions. There are about 900,000 trampolines sold in the United States every year and many of them are not as safe as they claim to be. The new soft edge, spring free design can significantly reduce the risk of injury.
Our Kansas City Child Injury Attorneys want your child to be safe. If you already own a trampoline, chances are it has springs built into the frame. If this is the case, make sure your child has plenty of padding on the outer edge of the trampoline. This can greatly reduce the risk of injury. For smaller children, it also helps to have a barreri safety net that wraps around the trampoline. These can reduce the risk of fall injuries.
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