Nanny State

Authorities Crack Down on Trampoline Gyms

Somebody could get hurt, so naturally, regulations!

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Local authorities in Utah and California are cracking down on trampoline parks amid rising rates of injuries caused by the bouncy equipment.

Last Sept., the American Academy of Pediatrics discouraged against the recreational use of trampolines, after finding evidence for risk of major injuries like shin and chest fractures, ankle injuries, spinal injuries and head and neck injuries which in rare cases resulted in brain damage.

The report found in 2009 alone, 70 injuries occurred for every 100,000 kids between 0 and 4 using a trampoline while a whopping 160 injuries per 100,000 kids 5 to 14 years old occurred. That's about 98,000 trampoline injuries each year.

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