Trampolines are dangerous
Every year, an average of more than 1,200 Canadian children aged 17 and under suffer trampoline-related injuries.
- Jumping on the trampoline is a high-risk activity with the potential for significant injury to children and youth.
- The most common types of trampoline-related injuries include fractures and dislocations, with the possibility of paralysis and death from cervical spine injury.
- Given the nature of the injuries, supervision by adults or even trained spotters is ineffective in preventing serious trampoline injuries to children.
- Parachute agrees with the Canadian Paediatric Society and Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine joint Position Statement. We recommend that parents not buy or use trampolines at home (including cottages and summer residences) for children and youth.