Trampolines are dangerous
Every year, an average of more than 1,200 Canadian children aged 17 and under suffer injuries on backyard trampolines and at trampoline parks.
- 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, sprains and traumatic brain injuries. Although rare, trampoline injuries can result in paralysis and death.
- 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.