Trampolines are popular recreational devices. Trampolining is even an official Olympic event. Used improperly, however, trampolines can contribute to serious personal injuries. Having a trampoline on your property can carry important premises liability connotations. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 91,870 people received treatment for trampoline injuries in U.S. emergency rooms in the year 2001, alone. Ninety-three percent of those visits involved children under 15 years of age. Following were the most common trampoline-related injuries:
According to the CPSC, most of these injuries stemmed from trampolines kept at private homes. If you own a trampoline, or have considered purchasing one, the agency recommends taking these steps to help guard against potentially serious injuries:
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