Trampolines are dangerous
Every year, more than 500 Canadian children, or 15 classrooms full of children, 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 Position Statement. We recommend that parents not buy or use trampolines at home (including cottages and summer residences) for children and youth.