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Trampoline safety tips

According to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
there are over 300,000 trampoline related injuries every year in the United
States. Many of these accidents are
caused by carelessness and a large percentage can be avoided with a few simple
precautions.



Buy padding to cover the springs, hooks and
frame of the trampoline; look for pads that are of a contrasting color to the
mat of the trampoline


Use something to cushion the surrounding area of
the trampoline - as well as underneath


Do not allow any children under the age of 6 to
jump on the trampoline


Institute a "one-at-a-time" rule for jumping


Ensure children are supervised at all times


Set up your trampoline away from structures,
trees or other play areas


Take a moment to inspect the trampoline prior to
every use


Remember, you can never be too safe when dealing with a
trampoline. Use these basic prevention
methods and talk with your children about exercising caution when jumping on
the trampoline.

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