Sure, I chuckled at the episode of the Simpsons where hundreds of neighborhood children were injured on Bart’s trampoline, in a scene reminiscent of “Gone with the Wind.”
But how dangerous are trampolines? It turns out that they are quite dangerous.
Trampolines are too dangerous for children to use, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday. Citing nearly 100,000 injuries in 2009, the academy issued the warning in a statement published in Pediatrics and noted that the safety nets added in recent years don’t make much of a difference.
Category: American Culture