Kids Plus Trampolines Equals Danger:
Leading pediatricians say that trampolines are too dangerous for kids to risk having one at home, reports
In 2009 (the most recent data), almost 100,000 children were injured on trampolines, said the
American Academy of Pediatrics.
Seventy-five percent of injuries happen when there are groups of kids
jumping on trampolines. Falls accounted for as much as 40 percent of the injuries and there's no evidence
that netting around the outside of the trampoline prevents injuries. Up to a half of the injuries happened
when an adult was supervising.
The pediatricians recommend not using trampolines at home at all.