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Summer Safety Series: Trampolines

Janet AndersonSummer is here! We're continuing our Summer Safety Series with important tips on trampoline safety.

If your summer plans include using a backyard trampoline, make sure you know the risks and realities that come with trampoline use. Here's what you should consider.

Accidents happen

There is a surprising amount of power that can be generated from jumping on a trampoline—children can bounce up to 30 feet, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Head and neck injuries account for 10–17% of all trampoline-related injuries. These often happen with falls and failed somersaults or flips and can be the most catastrophic of all trampoline injuries suffered. 

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