Pediatricians warn about trampoline use

September 24, 2012 | By | Reply More

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.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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